CDC map shows Indiana faring well with flu, Illinois different story


ACHES, FEVER, SORE THROAT.. THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE LONG LIST OF SYMPTOMS THAT COME ALONG WITH THE FLU. SO FAR FOR HOOSIERS.. IT HASN’T BEEN TOO BAD OF A SEASON. SO HOW ARE OTHER STATES FARING AND WHAT’S AHEAD? NEWS 10’S HUNTER PETROVIAK HAS MORE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MAP. YOU’LL SEE IT’S MOSTLY GRAY… BUT INDIANA IS A SHADE OF YELLOW. THAT YELLOW INDICATING THE STATE HASN’T SEEN A WIDESPREAD OUTBREAK OF THE FLU LIKE ILLINOIS. HOWEVER, DOCTOR CYNDI SPEELMAN WITH CONVENIENT CARE AT THE U-A-P CLINIC SAYS THEY’RE STARTING TO SEE AN INCREASE OF FLU PATIENTS. “IN THE PATIENTS THAT WE HAVE TESTED, WE’VE SEEN A DEFINITE SPIKE IN THE NUMBER OF INFLUENZA-A CASES. THE SURPRISING THING THIS YEAR IS A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY VACCINATED FOR FLU.” SPEELMAN SAYS THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS. HOWEVER THAT MIGHT SOON CHANGE AS WE’RE IN PEAK SEASON. “THIS YEAR IT’S MORE IN THE NORMAL FLU SEASON. FEBRUARY’S NOW WHEN WE’RE STARTING TO SEE IT. AND SINCE THE STATES AROUND US HAVE ALL SPIKED I THINK WE’RE LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO SEE AN INCREASE OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.” WE ASKED YOU ON FACEBOOK ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH THE FLU SO FAR THIS YEAR. CLARENCE AND SARAH WOZNIAK SAY “WE’VE HAD THE STOMACH FLU AROUND OUR HOUSE. THEN WE WENT THRU SNEEZES, CONGESTION, FEVER, SORE THROAT AND TIREDNESS” MISSY COCHRAN REHMEL SAYS “SO FAR NO SICKNESS IN THIS HOUSE, JUST COLDS AND SINUS ISSUES” AND BETH WEBSTER COX SAYS “BOTH OF MY KIDS HAVE HAD HIGH FEVERS LASTING ABOUT 4 DAYS, DRY COUGH AND A RUNNY NOSE.” DOCTOR SPEELMAN SAYS IF YOU GET THE FLU THERE ARE SOME OVER THE COUNTER ITEMS YOU CAN TAKE TO HELP THE SYMPTOMS. BUT LETTING THE FLU TAKE ITS COURSE MIGHT BE THE BEST IDEA. HOWEVER.. SHE SAYS THERE IS ONE PREVENTIVE MEASURE YOU CAN STILL TAKE. “IF YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN A FLU SHOT, I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND GOING AND GETTING THE FLU SHOT NOW. BECAUSE I THINK THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS THE NUMBER OF CASES IS GOING TO SPIKE.” IN TERRE HAUTE.. HUNTER PETROVIAK.. NEWS 10. WE’VE LINKED YOU TO THE C-D- C’S MAP SO YOU CAN CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE FLU OUTLOOK.

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