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

By Karen Wandel
RN Jefferson County Health Department 

Flu Season Hits Jefferson County

 

January 24, 2018



The influenza season is upon us. According to Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS), influenza is widespread right now in Montana and most of the US. Over 300 Montanans have been hospitalized this flu season and 18 deaths have been reported, most have been 65 or older. Locally, flu activity has been reported in the north, central and south sections of the county. Jefferson County has had 4 individuals hospitalized with the flu, one of whom has died.

Nearly 2000 people have tested positive for flu since the start of the season in October, but almost a quarter of them (47...



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