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MD Flu Activity On The Rise

February 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Department of Health reports flu activity in the state was high and widespread as emergency room visits for the flu increased to 11% in the last week of January. Health officials said outpatient visits for emergency departments in the state increased from 9.8% to 11% during the week ending on Feb. 1, 2020. During this week, outpatient visits to specialty doctor's offices increased to 7.3%. So far this flu season, 25 Marylanders have died from the flu, including three children. Health officials from across the state are urging Marylanders to take the issue seriously and to take extra precautions…

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