The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Karen Wandel
RN, PH Supervisor Jefferson County Health Department 

First flu in County Confirmed


November 23, 2016

The first case of influenza in a Jefferson County resident was confirmed last week. The adult was not hospitalized but did seek medical care for the illness. Influenza (“the flu”) is a highly contagious illness that is often recognized by its sudden onset of fever, cough, body aches, and fatigue.

Statewide in recent weeks much influenza activity has been reported in Missoula County, as well as some in Flathead, Gallatin, and Park counties. Six people have been hospitalized and 50 infections confirmed since October 1st in Montana. Influenza A (both H1 and H3 strains) has been the culpr...

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