It’s that time of the year again. Influenza, or the flu, is rampant. While there is a lot you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones, such as getting the flu shot, constant hand-washing, and staying home when you are ill, one thing public health does to keep the public safe is tracking weekly instances of influenza-like illnesses in schools, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. This information is provided to the CDC, which then compiles it to monitor and watch for outbreaks around the country.
For more information, visit their website below. Nebraska is located in Region 7.