Posts Tagged 'flu'

Flu Season: Not Over Yet

Usually by this time of year, flu season has begun to wind down and the children can especially be at risk.

But Centra Care doctors have recently seen another spike in flu cases…and most have tested to been Influenza Type B.

The areas that have reported the largest increase include:

Altamonte Springs, Clermont, Longwood, South Orange: up 200%
Kissimmee, Waterford Lakes: up 300% (kids)
Mount Dora: up 500% (kids)
Sand Lake: up 400%


The A,B,C’s of ...

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Record breaking flu season expected

As flu case numbers around the state of Florida continue to increase, Centra Care physicians have already treated a record breaking number of confirmed flu patients this season. ​

Florida is just one a few states around the country where the flu is considered to be widespread, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The following locations saw an increase in patients treated for the flu last week:
Dr. Phillips – up 600%
Port Orange – up 400% (kids)
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Well, it’s official

The Flu is beginning to hit hard in our area. Last week, Centra Care doctors saw an overall 72% increase in adult cases and a 54% increase in pediatric cases.

If you haven’t already gotten a flu shot, DO IT NOW. The 2014-2015 flu vaccine will protect against several influenza strains that research indicates will be most common during the season.

Altamonte Springs – up 400% (kids)
Hunter’s Creek – up 750%
Kissimmee – up 400%
Lee Road – up 500% ...

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Fever, Aches, and Chills?

Ever-changing, the flu virus and the impact it causes, varies from year to year.

This flu season, area Centra Care locations are reporting much higher flu numbers than this same time last year. Make sure you’re educated on the facts of the flu so that your family is ready.

Centra Care doctors have seen an increase of flu cases in the following areas of town:​

●​​ Conway – up 400%
●​​ Sanford & University – up 300% (kids)
●​​ Azalea Park, Oviedo, ...

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What You Need to Know About the Flu

Statistically, more than two hundred thousand people in the United States get hospitalized because of the flu each year, as reported by the National Institutes of Health. It is one of the most common illnesses in the world, and it is also one of the most resilient and elusive of illnesses to cure.

What people may not realize is that the flu is not synonymous with the common cold. The symptoms of a cold include a blocked nose and sore throat ...

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2014 Fast & Free Flu Shots

Flu Season is upon us again, and for the 12th year in a row, Centra Care, Florida Hospital Urgent Care and Get Healthy Florida are making sure you and your family are protected. This year, Centra Care is offering eight different opportunities to get your flu shot, fast and free.

Everyone 6-months and older can get a free flu shot at any one of the scheduled Fast & Free Flu Shot clinics. Because last year’s flu season impacted younger adults ...

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Flu: Too soon?

The flu has landed. Centra Care locations are reporting clusters of positive flu tests around town. ​

In fact, 47% of flu cases came from 4 centers in East Central Florida:

●​​ University – up 160%
●​​ Oviedo – up 150%
●​​ Winter Park – up 33% (kids)
●​​ Waterford – up 900%

Lake Buena Vista also reported a 400% increase in pediatric patients being treated for ...

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Winter brings more than one type of cold

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The National Institutes of Health reports that there are over one BILLION colds in the United States each year. And last week, a lot of those were in Central Florida. Coughing, sneezing, a sore throat, runny nose…these are all classic symptoms of an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI); ...

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First comes the flu, then comes….

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Flu season leads to “Pneumonia Season”… And with flu numbers on the rise, it’s not shocking that last week, Centra Care doctors saw a 63% increase in adults with pneumonia. ​

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites.​