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Ontario County health official: “We got the trifecta going on out there,” with flu, RSV, and COVID cases on the rise

Ontario County health official: "We got the trifecta going on out there," with flu, RSV, and COVID cases on the rise
Ontario County Public Health Director Mary Beer says the numbers of people who have influenza, COVID and RSV aren’t being counted anymore, but she’s hearing from providers, hospitals and urgent care centers that there is ... more
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Ontario County sees uptick in flu cases

Ontario County sees uptick in flu cases
According to Ontario County's Public Health Director, Mary Beer, the flu is spreading early this year. Beer shared that this was the first year she's seen flu activity being so widespread so early on in ... more
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Flu: First death this season reported as Texas child

Flu: First death this season reported as Texas child
A 3-year-old child in Texas has been the first flu related death reported for the season this year. The child was a female who passed away from influenza related symptoms. This is the first confirmed ... more
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Flu season is here: What local region has been labeled a ‘hot spot’ already?

Officials say flu has peaked in Yates County
Flu season is here. Several regions across the state have been identified as 'flu hot spots'. Central New York is the region closest to the Finger Lakes that has been labeled as such. There have ... more
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‘Flurona’ is misleading- here’s what it really means

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You can become infected with COVID-19 and the flu at the same time- but 'flurona' is not real. Scientists urge people to stop using 'flurona' as a term to describe it as its own virus ... more
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Flu season is back and experts fear a twindemic; don’t wait to get the flu vaccine

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Officials are urging people to get their flu shot more this year compared to years prior, especially to avoid the possibility of a twindemic. A twindemic would happen when the flu and COVID-19 both become ... more
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Can the flu shot protect people from COVID-19? It seems to help with symptoms

SAFETY MOMENT: Preventing flu at work a must
A new study discovered that some people who contracted COVID after getting their flu vaccination experienced less severe symptoms from the virus. 37,000 people were studied that got their flu shot two weeks to six ... more
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Pfizer, BioNTech testing mRNA flu vaccine using COVID-19 as guide

SAFETY MOMENT: Preventing flu at work a must
Flu season is approaching in the U.S. and that has health officials across the board worried. Not only because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Delta and Mu variants, and possibility of having a twin-demic, but ... more
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