March 2, 2015

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Influenza officially qualified as an epidemic on the week ending December 20, week 51 of 2014, because the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza increased to the epidemic threshold of 6.8%, according to the CDC’s weekly FluView update.

As of March 2015, the number of cases in Parkersburg, WV have dramatically decreased, however, we are still seeing patients with the flue virus.

For the most current  available news about this years flu season go to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm. For a current map of the states most affected by flu go here http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm

Quick Care has flu vaccine available and recommends it for every one over 6 months of age.

Through March 2, 2015 Quick Care has treated 237,225 different patients.