Tag: flu season

A-choo! Virginia’s nightmare flu season isn’t over — but it’s getting there

When the calendar flips from January to February, Virginians can count on a few things: a little more sunlight, slightly warmer temperatures, and most welcome of all, the beginning of the end of yet another flu season. Well, except this year.

Early testing for influenza symptoms critical this flu season

As flu season picks up steam across the country, it’s important for people to be tested very early after symptoms that are compatible with influenza start, since there are effective treatments that can limit severe, life-threatening disease and curtail transmission to others. 

Flu activity increasing in Virginia

The flu season has not reached its peak, but already flu activity is increasing in Virginia, according to the State Health Commissioner.

UVA Medical Center resuming regular visitation

With the number of new flu cases beginning to decline, UVA Medical Center and UVA Children’s Hospital are reinstating regular visitation policies for all inpatient units and the Emergency Department, effective Feb. 9.

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Flu season restrictions for visitors to Augusta Health

Statement from Fred Castello, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Scott Just M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer, on flu season restrictions at Augusta Health.

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Augusta Health: Flu season hits early

Augusta Health has had nine confirmed cases of Type B influenza this flu season. These cases have occurred earlier than usually experienced.

Health commissioner urges parents to be prepared for increased flu activity

Parents of school-age children should prepare now for the possibility of increased flu activity as students return to class this fall. Virginia Department of Health Commissioner Karen Remley, M.D., MBA, had that message for the Virginia Parents Teachers Association this past week when 600 members of the statewide organization were in Richmond for their annual […]