Amarillo Public Well being releases first 2023 flu report card | KAMR

Amarillo Public Well being releases first 2023 flu report card | KAMR

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Within the midst of a rise in respiratory-related sicknesses throughout the Texas Panhandle area, town of Amarillo’s public well being division launched data relating to the variety of flu circumstances which were reported all through Potter and Randall counties.

Amarillo Public Well being releases first 2023 flu report card | KAMR

In line with a Fb put up from town’s public well being division, this flu report is created from knowledge voluntarily supplied to the division by suppliers in Potter and Randall counties.

Within the report card, officers from the general public well being division unfold out the flu knowledge on a weekly foundation, from the week ending with Nov. 28, 2022, by Jan. 3. In that point interval, officers reported 8,624 flu-related circumstances in Potter and Randall counties.

Week Ending Nov. 28, 2022

  • Flu A – 487
  • Flu B – 31
  • Influenza-like Sickness (outlined as a affected person with a fever greater than 100 levels Fahrenheit, cough and/or sore throat who’s both not examined for flu or is adverse on the consequence) – 458
  • Undifferentiated (testing didn’t differentiate between Flu A or B) – 0
  • Complete – 977

Week Ending Dec. 5, 2022

  • Flu A – 966
  • Flu B – 40
  • Influenza-like Sickness – 1,123
  • Undifferentiated –0
  • Complete – 2,129

Week Ending Dec. 12, 2022

  • Flu A –1,166
  • Flu B – 29
  • Influenza-like Sickness – 916
  • Undifferentiated – 277
  • Complete – 2,388

Week Ending Dec. 19, 2022

  • Flu A –831
  • Flu B – 6
  • Influenza-like Sickness – 822
  • Undifferentiated – 76
  • Complete – 1,735

Week Ending Dec. 26, 2022

  • Flu A – 237
  • Flu B – 12
  • Influenza-like Sickness – 479
  • Undifferentiated – 0
  • Complete – 728

Week Ending Jan. 3

  • Flu A – 260
  • Flu B – 18
  • Influenza-like Sickness – 387
  • Undifferentiated – 2
  • Complete – 667

Officers from the general public well being division inspired Potter and Randall county residents to be up-to-date on their flu vaccine, which is really useful yearly for everybody six months and older. In addition they really useful people keep residence if they’re sick, wash their palms typically, clear and disinfect objects and surfaces, and never contact their face with unwashed palms.

For extra data, go to town’s public well being division’s web site.

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