Nebraska Flu Now Considered Widespread

The Center For Disease Control officially designated Nebraska a ‘Red State’ when it comes to the flu, meaning the state has been upped to “widespread” status in the weekly flu survey.

Flu, also known as the influenza, is a contagious disease that is caused by the flu virus. It attacks the respiratory tract in humans (nose, throat, and lungs). The flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:

Fever

Headache

Tiredness (can be extreme)

Dry cough

Sore throat

Nasal congestion

Body aches

State health officials say there’s still time to get a flu vaccination.

Click here for more information from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

Click here to visit the CDC website for the latest flu report.

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