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Influenza (Flu) News and Advisories

03/21/2014 12:30 EDT
An influenza strain, different from the flu strain that is most common this season, is causing an increase in the flu in Rhode Island. This latest strain, H3, causes more severe illness and outbreaks, and has a greater impact on the elderly. This year's flu vaccine protects against both these...
12/06/2013 13:37 EST
Current Flu Activity Level: sporadic
09/23/2013 13:54 EDT
A public health grand rounds titled Seasonal Influenza Update will be held on Thursday, October 3, from 8:30 - 9:30 AM. The speaker will be Nicole E. Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Medical Director,...
05/22/2013 16:26 EDT
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 23-17-21 and -36, and R23-17-HCW Rule 5.3 of the Rules and Regulations Pertaining To Immunization, Testing, and Health Screening For Health Care Workers, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health hereby declares on this 11th day of February, 2013,...
05/16/2013 11:44 EDT
Current Flu Activity Level: Sporadic

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