Flu Surveillance

Weekly Flu Reports 2019 - 2020

Influenza Reporting

Hospitals, laboratories, and physicians can report influenza-like illnesses by using the link below.

Influenza (Flu)

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. 

 

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever*

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Body aches

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Tiredness

  • Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting​

* Not everyone with flu will have a fever​​

Preventing the Flu
Get a Flu Vaccine

The CDC recommends a flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. 

 

The flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to the flu.

Take Preventative Actions

Avoid contact with sick people, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands often, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Take Flu Antivirals if Prescribed

If you get the flu, antivirals can help make the illness milder or shorten the time you are sick. 

Huron County Public Health

28 Executive Drive

Norwalk, OH 44857

Tel: 419-668-1652

Fax: 419-668-0452

information@huroncohealth.com