Widespread Flu In Arkansas

AR-Dept-of-Health

According to the latest Arkansas Department of Health Weekly Influenza Report, since October 1st, over 14,000 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers.

The latest release states 70 of Arkansas’ 75 counties reported influenza cases. The majority of reports in our listening area came from Faulkner, Independence, Lonoke, Stone and White Counties.

To date, 28 influenza-related deaths have been reported in Arkansas this flu season among persons 45 and older. No pediatric deaths have been reported in Arkansas this flu season.

Since October 1, 2017, 30 facilities including 23 nursing homes have reported influenza outbreaks.

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