This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness have increased since last week, which is in keeping with how flu season typically tends to develop in this part of the country. We likely won’t see the season peak until we’re into February or even March, …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 6, 2013
This week’s report shows that rates of flu-like illness in Massachusetts are remained stable to how they appeared last week. Using past years as our guide, however, we know that flu season in Massachusetts tends to get going in a more meaningful way as we head …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 29th, 2013
This week’s flu report shows a slight uptick in the amount of flu-like illness being reported by health care providers across the state. This in keeping with how flu season tends to ramp at this time of the year in New England. As we head into …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 22, 2013
Welcome to the “Flu Facts” section of the Department of Public Health blog. Every week from now until the end of flu season, you’ll see the latest weekly data on the impact of influenza in Massachusetts. The weekly report is designed to provide a snapshot …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, November 15th
Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Rates of flu-like illness ticked downward slightly over the past week, according to the latest weekly flu report (Word, PDF). Meanwhile, scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 7, 2012
Following up on its excellent guides for businesses and higher education, the CDC recently released new guidance for child care providers to help them prepare for the upcoming flu season. Child care providers, both center-based and home-based, are critically important partners in helping to …Continue Reading CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit for Child Care Providers to Help Them Prepare
Posted by: Tom Lyons, Department of Public Health Following-up on yesterday's announcement of an H1N1 preparedness toolkit for business, the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention today released guidance for colleges and university to prepare for a resurgence of H1N1 flu. The announcement of a college …Continue Reading CDC Releases H1N1 Toolkit to Help Higher Ed. Institutions Prepare
Weekly Report: Download Weekly Report 8-13-09 (Download PDFWeeklyRept) This Week's Developments: Yesterday, the Massachusetts Public Health Council (PHC) approved two sets of emergency regulations that will better protect Bay State health care workers and residents during the upcoming flu season. The first set of regulations require licensed …Continue Reading Weekly Report on Novel H1N1 Influenza as of August 13, 2009.