The Herald Bulletin

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December 3, 2012

Local hospitals not seeing increase in flu yet

ANDERSON, Ind. — Despite signs that flu season is off to an early start in at least five Southern states this year, hospitals here in Anderson aren’t reporting anything out of the ordinary.

Doctors are Community Hospital Anderson are seeing about the same number of cases as they have in other years recently, said spokeswoman Brandy Hill.

She said there is still time for local residents to visit their doctors and get flu shots.

“Our emergency physicians have begun seeing patients with flu symptoms, but it appears normal for this time of year, not severe,” said Randy Titus, spokesman for Saint John’s Medical Center.

Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, runny nose, head and body aches and fatigue.

The best defense is to wash your hands frequently, get plenty of rest and cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, health professionals say.

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