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Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson.

More cases of influenza confirmed

Influenza is in Our Midst – Press Release from Inyo-Mono Public Health Director Rick Johnson Over the last week, the Eastern Sierra has been continuing to see high levels of influenza activity. We are seeing increased visits to healthcare providers, positive laboratory tests, Emergency Department visits, Tamiflu prescriptions, and at least 4 hospitalizations. We have […]

 
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Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson.

Flu hits Eastern Sierra harder

UPDATE: Wednesday, 4pm – From Mammoth Hospital:  “Due to our increase in influenza patients in the Mono County area,  Mammoth Hospital is restricting patient visitors to family members only. Please check in at the hospital’s front desk or nurses’ station when visiting as you will be escorted to the patient room. Thank you for your […]

 
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Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson.

Everything you wanted to know about the flu

In recent days, national news has reported with urgency the rapid spread of influenza in most states, but not yet California. Inyo-Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson said it’s just a matter of time for us. He said it’s like a Tsunami wave heading for California. Sierra Wave Media talked to Dr. Johnson the week […]

 
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No evidence of flu here

For an unknown reason, flu season this year has barely materialized.  Some officials speculate that drier, warmer weather has kept the bugs at bay, but that’s not a scientific fact.  Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson did issue a flu update as February gets underway. Dr. Johnson said that there is no evidence of […]

 
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