2017-18 school year saw unusually high absentee rates, with more than 2,000 students reporting fevers and other symptoms.
Health department 'not overly concerned' with hepatitis trends.
Flu activity has seen a decrease.
Severity level of the flu nationally is 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Not all illnesses being reported are flu as RSV spreads.
29 hospitalized in Huron County as illness continues to spread
“It’s never too late to get your flu shot”
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is increasing across the United States.
Health officials say everyone 6 months and older should get an injectable flu vaccine before the end of this month.
Flu shot, not nasal form of vaccine, recommended.
Norwalk, New London, Wakeman and Willard will host clinics throughout October.
Flu becoming more widespread in Huron County, with 100+ more cases than this time last year.
Huron County Public Health (HCPH) has recently seen an increase in flu activity in the county as well as across the state.
Local health officials say county’s drug epidemic is linked to rising number of cases.
Here are some tips to prevent spreading these diseases.