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More flu in Eastern Sierra

Influenza Health Alert – From Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson In the last week, we have seen a definite increase in the presence of influenza in our community. A number of rapid influenza lab tests have been positive, and several visitors have been seen in the clinics, bringing with them a history of laboratory […]

 
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Health Officer advises public to stay informed on Bird Flu

  Monday, April 15, 2013, Noon (Press Release) Update on Bird Flu in China Current Situation: On April 1, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported three human infections with a novel avian influenza A (H7N9) virus in China.  These are the first known human infections with this avian influenza strain. The virus has also […]

 
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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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Flu season arrives but remains mild

(Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson issued the following release.) Now that we are officially into the “flu season”, everyone asks if the fact that it is mild is related to our weather. Well, maybe – but like everything else, there is never a simple answer. The flu season arrived late and officially began […]

 
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Slow flu season

Health officials in most states, including California, say flu activity remains “sporadic”, according to Eastern Sierra Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson. In a press release, Dr. Johnson said that 21 states have reported no influenza activity at all.  Johnson called this extremely good news for the Eastern Sierra.  He said we should be able […]

 
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