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Flu Spreading Across Wyoming

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Cases of influenza have been picking up across the state of Wyoming; and Idaho is reporting its first flu-related death now.  Altogether, Wyoming has recorded over 460 cases of flu, while Wyoming Department of Health Spokesperson Kim Deti says a majority seem to be on the eastern side of the state.  She says there have been only a handful of cases reported in Teton County, but she quickly points out that counts don’t always tell the full story of what’s going on since people don’t always seek treatment when they contract the flu, and health-care providers don’t always report the cases they see.  Deti says with the acceleration of the incidences of flu, people need to be aware of the trend, and take precautions – possibly event getting a flu shot if they have not done so already.  She says it’s not too late to get a shot, but the vaccine does take about two weeks to become effective.  Consequently she says, “If you wait until folks around you have already become ill with influenza, they may pass it on to you despite the fact that you just got that vaccine.           Deti says basic common-sense measures can help slow or prevent influenza’s spread.  Those include covering your mouth and nose with your sleeve or a tissue when you sneeze and cough; frequently washing your hands; and staying home from work, school, day care and errands when you are ill.

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