Flu outbreak sends 19 to hospital in Springfield

Flu outbreak sends 19 to hospital in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - An outbreak of flu at an assisted-living facility has sickened 55 people, sending 19 of them to the hospital, county health officials said.

Lane County Public Health is working with the facility to conduct clinical assessments, disease surveillance, vaccinations and medical treatment in order to minimize disease transmission.

Public Health said the number of influenza cases in Lane County has yet to peak and that it is not too late to receive a flu vaccination.

Currently, there is an adequate supply of vaccine at multiple sites, including medical clinics, pharmacies at the health department.

All Lane County residents are reminded to seek care from their health care provider should they develop severe Influenza symptoms.

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