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Late season flu outbreak hits southeast Idaho | Preston Citizen

Late season flu outbreak hits southeast Idaho

April 3, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL

Assistant editor

 

Even though it’s the tail end of the flu season, a nasty strain of viral disease has reared its head in Franklin County and across southeastern Idaho in recent days.

Preston physician Lynn Eskelson told The Citizen that he has seen in recent days three individuals in the Franklin County Medical Center that have been diagnosed with the flu.

“They were admitted and treated in the hospital for the flu. I have also seen at least 11 individuals who have had the flu and received treatment at home,” he said.

“We have definitely had an outbreak of the flu in Franklin County in recent days. I would advise anyone who feels like they have flu-like symptoms to get checked out. There is medication — Relenza and Tama Flu -— that can shorten the duration of the flu and ease symptoms. But it must be administered within 48 hours of the onset of the disease.”

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