Doctors: Flu season isn’t over

Published 1:40 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Flu season is officially in full swing in Brewton, Main Street Urgent Care confirmed. Brewton’s flu season started out later than usual. Main Street Urgent Care officials said that’s partly because a lot more people got their flu shot.

In the past four days, Main Street Urgent Care has had more than 15 cases of the flu, and in the past two and half weeks, there has been more than 60 cases.

The doctors in Urgent Care are recommending students stay home for five days. Brewton Elementary School is also urging sick students to stay home.

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“We have had several cases of flu, strep, and stomach viruses, Anne Lambert Brewton Elementary School Principal said.“If your child is sick, please keep him or her home until they are fever free, throw up and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours without medication.”

Although these numbers seem alarming, Urgent Care officials said that these numbers are lower than last year’s.

To avoid catching the flu, Urgent Care suggests using bleach water to disinfect your home.

If you are already sick, they suggest wearing a face mask and covering your mouth whenever you cough to prevent the spread of the flu.