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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (February 9, 2018) – On February 9, 2018, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released the 2017-2018 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Report.
According to the report, “Influenza activity remains high across the state of Texas.”
The 2017-2018 Texas Influenza Surveillance Activity Report follows a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory released on December 27, 2017, notifying the public and medical providers about a spike in flu cases.
“Flu season is not over,” said Public Health & Wellness Director Arturo Rodriguez. “All residents are urged to make every effort to prevent the spread of the flu. With continued flu activity through the next few months, preventative measures are key. Staying away from others who are sick, or when you are sick, are simple, yet effective steps.”
The City of Brownsville encourages citizens to continue taking the following preventative measures against the flu and spread of the flu:
For more information about the flu, including updates and recommendations, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/.
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