The flu is still hitting the United States.
Locally, the number of confirmed influenza cases in Carbon County has risen since mid-January. At least 538 people in the county have contracted the flu, up from about 300 last month. Cases in Monroe and Schuylkill have also spiked: As of the week of Feb. 22, the Pennsylvania Department of Health tracks 1,773 in the former and 1,831 in the latter.
More than 95,000 cases have been recorded in the state. Earlier this month, that number sat closer to 50,000.
Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania, sat down with the Press during recent a visit to Carbon County to discuss his vote against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, climate change, the National Emergencies Act and specific issues faced by the county.
By dusk March 17, more than 200 people had gathered on the sidewalks of Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown, to honor the 50 victims of attacks on two mosques in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch two days earlier.
If you’re feeling feverish, your nose is stuffy, your body aches and your throat is sore, it’s not just you.
The flu season is underway, and according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s spreading fast.
Symptoms include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea.
According to the CDC’s weekly influenza report, high influenza activity levels are widespread across 14 states, including Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.