Schools around the Charlotte region are now issuing warnings to parents to take extra precautions surrounding an increasing outbreak of flu cases in the Carolinas.
The CDC has already reported a total of 50 flu-related deaths this season in the Carolinas alone.
North and South Carolina are now 2 of the hardest hit states in our nation for the flu;
According to the CDC, “a total of 4,423 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported by FluSurv-NET sites between October 1, 2018 and January 26, 2019. The overall hospitalization rate was 15.3 per 100,000 population. The highest rate of hospitalization was among adults aged ≥65 (39.8 per 100,000 population), followed by children aged 0-4 (27.3 per 100,000 population) and adults aged 50-64 (20.5 per 100,000 population). Among 4,423 hospitalizations, 4,115 (93.0%) were associated with influenza A virus, 254 (5.7%) with influenza B virus, 27 (0.6%) with influenza A virus and influenza B virus co-infection, and 27 (0.6%) with influenza virus for which the type was not determined. Among those with influenza A subtype information, 723 (78.3%) were A(H1N1)pdm09 virus and 200 (21.7%) were A(H3N2).”
This week, CDC reports that #flu activity increased again over last week, with the number of states reporting widespread activity increasing from 36 to 45.
— CDC Flu (@CDCFlu) February 1, 2019
Some of the best remedies you can use at home to protect against the flu include;
- Organic Oregano Oil
- NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine)
- Olive Leaf Extract (OLE)
- Probiotics (especially those containing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium)
- Immunity boosting vitamins, including; zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin D3
CMS and Fort Mill Schools both say they are increasing cleaning schedules for their classrooms and making parents and teachers more aware of the increased danger.