Flu Cases In Pennsylvania Spike

The holidays offer a chance to gather with faraway family and snuggle by the tree.  But according to the latest numbers from the state Department of Health, many of us have been sharing a lot more than gifts.

The number of reported flu cases soared the week before Christmas to 2,196, more than double the 933 reported one week earlier. Before Dec. 8, there had been a total of 848 cases statewide.  One influenza-related death has been reported as well.

The trend in Pennsylvania is consistent with the numbers nationwide.

“It’s certainly a bigger flu season than we had during the past two years,” said Dr. Luther V. Rhodes, an infectious disease specialist at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-early-flu-season-pa-20121228,0,5869559.story

Flu Shots

ACLAMO Family Centers will offer Flu Shots Nov 30, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Flu shots will be administered by the Montgomery Health Department.  Any interested persons should contact Wanda Rivera at (610) 970-2134.

 

The Pottstown ACLAMO office is located at:

515 Walnut Street

Pottstown, PA 19464

 

The Norristown ACLAMO office is located at:

512 West Marshall Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610 277-2570