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Category Archives: Flu Facts

Weekly Flu Report, December 11, 2015 Posted on Dec 11

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. This is in keeping with what we normally see at this time of the year – but we can expect that to change as flu season gears up. There   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 11, 2015

3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu Posted on Dec 7

3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu

The flu is a serious disease that affects the body’s breathing system, including the nose, throat, and lungs. The most common symptoms include fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Follow these three   …Continue Reading 3 Simple Steps to Fight the Flu

Weekly Flu Report, December 4, 2015 Posted on Dec 4

Rates of flu-like illness in the Commonwealth have remained low over the past seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. This is in keeping with typical flu trends as we head into December. But in fact we can be confident that flu will   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 4, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 20, 2015 Posted on Nov 20

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. In the meantime, the holiday season is fast approaching – and what better way  to stay healthy all the way through than by getting your flu shot? There’s plenty   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 20, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015 Posted on Nov 13

Rates of flu-like illness remain low in Massachusetts according the latest weekly flu report. But that will change, and there’s no better time to get prepared than by making plans today to get your flu shot. Call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 13, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015 Posted on Nov 6

The latest weekly flu report indicates that rates of flu-like illness remain low in the Commonwealth. If you have yet to get a flu shot for yourself or a loved one, now’s the time to act – call your health care provider or local board of   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 6, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015 Posted on Oct 30

The latest weekly flu report shows that rates of flu activity in the state remain low, which is in keeping with this time of the year. But flu season will be here before you know it, so why not take the time now to get vaccinated   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 30, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, October 23, 2015 Posted on Oct 23

Hi everyone and welcome back to another season’s worth of Weekly Flu Reports. Each Friday from now through May you can check back here to see the latest information on the impact of flu in communities across Massachusetts. To kick things off, the first Weekly   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, October 23, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, May 29, 2015 Posted on May 29

Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly during the last seven days, according to the latest weekly flu report. A quick programming note: this week marks the final flu report for the 2014-2015 flu season. Here’s to a healthy, safe and fun summer and please check   …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, May 29, 2015

Weekly Flu Report, May 22, 2015 Posted on May 22

Rates of flu-like illness continued to decline during the last 7 days, as noted in the latest weekly flu report which can be viewed here.