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Jonesboro, AR--Ron Smiley reports

Fighting the flu bug

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, ARKANSAS IS ONE OF 42 STATES LISTED AS HAVING WIDESPREAD FLU ACTIVITY.

ALONG WITH SENIOR CITIZENS, CHILDREN ARE AT A GREATER RISK FOR CONTRACTING THE VIRUS....MAKING CLASSROOMS LIKE MS. MANCHESTER'S FIRST GRADE CLASS THE FRONT LINE FOR CONTROLLING THE DISEASE.

WE TRY TO BE VERY CAREFUL WASH HANDS AFTER LUNCH A SNEEZE OR A COUGH IT TAKES UP SOME CLASS TIME BUT IT IS IMPORTANT WE STAY WELL.

AND IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING.  AFTER SEEING A HECTIC NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER TEACHERS AT FOX MEADOW SAY THEY HAVE SEEN A DRAMATIC DECREASE.  "WE HAVE HAD A FEW OUTBREAKS RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BUT SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN GOOD." DONNA KING SAYS.  SOMETHING N-E-A CLINIC WINDOVER M-D TIMOTHY DOW AGREES WITH...SAYING FLU NUMBERS SEEM TO BE DOWN ACROSS NORTHEAST ARKANSAS.

WE ARE NOT SEEING MUCH FLEW IN JONESBORO RIGHT NOW I HAVE ONLY SEEN A FEW THIS WEEK WITH THE FLU.))

BUT FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE WORST IS NOT OVER.

SAYING FLU SEASON HAS NOT REACHED ITS PEAK DESPITE A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES IN MANY STATES.

ACCORDING TO DR. DOW, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT.....BUT TIME IS RUNNING SHORT ON GETTING PROTECTED FOR THE PEAK OF THE FLU SEASON.

 

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