Flu Prominent In Three Area Counties

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According to the Arkansas Department of Health Weekly Influenza Report, since October 1st, over 2,500 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers.

Last week 54 counties reported influenza cases. The majority of reports in our listening area came from Faulkner, Lonoke and White Counties.

The average school absenteeism rate last week was 12.5 percent among public schools.

To date, one influenza-related death has been reported in Arkansas this flu season among persons 65 and older. No pediatric deaths have been reported in Arkansas this flu season.   MORE

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