After several weeks of increased flu cases, Johnson County Community Health Services is reporting a decline in the number of flu cases, hopefully marking the beginning of the end of the flu season.
“The good news is that we are starting to see a decline in cases, but this does not mean we are in the clear and we still advise people to get a flu shot if they haven’t already”, stated Ronda Davis RN, public health coordinator. “To date Johnson County has reported 1,337 flu cases for the season, compared to 624 for the same time last season.”
The flu season has not ended, but the lower reported numbers for the week usually mark the start of a trend towards the end of the season.
To help prevent the spread of flu one should cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, washing hands often, and staying home when sick in addition to practicing other good health habits.