National and local media are reporting that the current influenza season is the most severe - and deadly - since the 2014-15 flu season. Health officials in 49 states report widespread flu activity. in Massachusetts, the number of reported cases of the flu is nearing 6,000. SouthCoast Hospitals has had a reported 857 cases in its three facilities in New Bedford, Fall River and Wareham. At GLCPS, so far the number of reported flu cases is relatively low.
There are precautions we can take to prevent and stop the spread of the the disease. They say the best prevention is to get the flu shot.
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