Friday, October 24, 2014

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While flu numbers appear to have lessened, not necessarily the case
By WKTV News


ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - While it may appear that flu numbers have leveled out in Oneida County, but public health experts warn that's not necessarily accurate.

On the surface it may look encouraging as the number of new cases diagnosed daily in Oneida County seems to have dropped from around 70 a day to only a handful.

However, Public Health Educator Ken Fanelli says that doesn't actually mean the county is more flu-free.

"I'm sure that is due, in part, to the fact that they're not testing as much as they were initially," Fanelli said. "I think they might be limiting the testing to those persons who are admitted to the hospital."

Fanelli says if you haven't already, get a flu shot and keep up the diligent hand-washing.

Flu season goes through April.