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2017-18 FLU SEASON UPDATES & INFORMATION

The following information is for influenza-related deaths in Kitsap County for the 2017-18 flu season (September 2017-August 2018). Updated on 04/12/2018.

Case #

Month reported to Kitsap Public Health

1

November 2017

2

December 2017

3

January 2018

4

January 2018

5

January 2018

6

January 2018

7

January 2018

8

February 2018

9

February 2018

10

March 2018

11

March 2018

12

March 2018

13

March 2018

14

March 2018

15

March 2018

16

April 2018

17

April 2018

 

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KITSAP PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT RESPIRATORY ILLNESS REPORT

The Kitsap Public Health District provides a weekly report in which we report the level of influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity in Kitsap County, as well as influenza-like illness (ILI) visits to local medical providers and at emergency rooms.  If you wish to receive this report via email or receive a text message notification when it is issued each week, please visit www.kitsappublichealth.org/subscribe.

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES

  • Get the flu shot. It is not too late!
  • Wash hands often, especially before touching eyes, nose and mouth, or eating.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow or tissue.
  • Stay at home if sick, and if asked, wear a mask

FIVE STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU GET THE FLU

  • Stay at home and rest.
  • Avoid close contact with well people in your house so you won't make them sick.
  • Drink plenty of water and clear liquids to prevent water loss (dehydration).
  • Treat fever and cough with medicines you can buy at the store.
  • If you get very sick or are at high risk for flu complications, call your doctor.

2016-17 FLU SEASON SUMMARY

The 2016-17 flu season* was especially bad for the elderly. During the 2016-17 flu season, Kitsap County experienced 13 influenza-related deaths, and 20 influenza outbreaks at long-term care facilities. The most common strain seen in the U.S. and Washington State last season, H3N2 (a strain of Influenza A), tends to affect the elderly more than younger people.

*September 2016-August 2017

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