Weekly Influenza (Flu) Activity

Weekly Influenza (Flu) Activity in Erie County (PDF Version)


Influenza Summary: 

-Influenza is currently categorized as widespread in Erie County and New York State.

-Erie County Department of Health urges Erie County residents to contact their health care provider if they have difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dizziness and/or weakness from possible dehydration.

-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends initiation of antiviral treatment as early as possible (within 48 hours of symptom onset), for those at high risk for complications:

  • young children, especially those under 2 years of age
  • women who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are breastfeeding
  • people 65 years and older
  • people who are immunosuppressed
  • people with chronic health conditions, such as asthma or other chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
  • people who live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications

-It is NOT too late to get the influenza vaccine! 

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