Flu cases rise sharply in Mississippi. How to avoid being hospitalized

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-16 13:52:03

Flu cases in Mississippi are at levels not seen in more than a decade, and medical officials are strongly recommending getting a flu shot to prevent catching the virus.

Mississippi doctors are reporting high numbers of patients with flu-like symptoms at a rate four times that of last year. But public health officials said the rising number of patients with flu-like symptoms hasn’t caused any hospital bed shortages to date.

Dr. Steve Threlkeld, medical director of infectious disease for Baptist Memorial , said this October saw its hospital intake of 551 flu patients. During October…

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