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Flu Season Off To An Early Start

Yuma County Public Health Services Director Diana Gomez encourages the community to get vaccinated and follow the necessary precautions to prevent the flu.

While current indications are not alarming, the Yuma County Health Department is prepared for a busy season.  The flu season has started and peaked earlier this year than normal.

Influenza, commonly referred to as the “flu,” is unpredictable and can continue to infect individuals well into the Spring.  Fortunately, there are some simple steps to reduce your chances of getting it – vaccination coupled with some easy “health habits” are the best way to avoid the impact of influenza. 

From October 1st, 2012 to January 9th Yuma County has received 22 lab confirmed influenza cases.

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