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Medical Minute: Staying safe and healthy as flu cases rise locally

Flu season is not over yet.

Cases are on the rise in our region and across the state. High flu activity is also being reported in Michigan. “Low vaccination rates, weather conditions, with cold weather being more favorable for the spread of the virus, and breaches in prevention measures can all contribute to how respiratory viruses including the flu are spread,” says Kelly Jolliff, Beacon’s director of Infection Prevention and Emergency Preparedness.

There are ways to keep serious illness from flu and other respiratory viruses at bay. Learn how you can stay safe and healthy from contagious viral infections in our Medical Minute.

 

About Heidi Prescott

Passionate about writing her whole life, Heidi Prescott joined Beacon Health System in 2015 and currently serves as Senior Media Relations Strategist. A former newspaper journalist who has experience in TV, radio, magazines and social media, Heidi loves storytelling, photography and spending time in nature.