CMS Increasing Cleaning Measures As Flu-Related Deaths Increase Around Our Area

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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).”

Some of the best remedies you can use at home to protect against the flu include;

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.

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