The state of Vermont is reporting widespread flu activity, including cases in long-term care facilities in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Lamoille, Rutland, Windsor and Chittenden counties.
The Vt. Health Department is advising health care providers to give antiviral treatment to long-term care residents who have confirmed or suspected influenza.
Seniors, children, pregnant women, and anyone with a serious chronic illness is particularly vulnerable to complications from the flu.
This is quite a turnaround. Just last week the health department told us flu activity was downgraded in Vermont to sporadic.
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