The numbers of influenza- associated hospitalization are increasing rapidly. Last week (week 52), there were 973 new confirmed influenza- associated hospitalizations in Ohio. This brings the total cases of flu-hospitalizations for the state of Ohio for this flu season to 2892. There has also been 2 flu -related pediatric deaths in the State off Ohio this flu season so far. In Ashtabula County, 11 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported to the health departments of Ashtabula County.

Ashtabula County Health Department will host the Mobile Mammo Coach from Diagnostic Medical Imaging on January 29, 2015. Appointments are being scheduled for 9:00am till 2:00pm. Please call 440-576-3023 to schedule an appointment.

 The easiest way to prevent the flu is to get the seasonal flu shot every year. Experts say that the flu virus is spread mainly by droplets when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. Sometimes  a person might also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose.

Helpful tips:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Cover your cough
  • Eat a balanced diet including fruits and vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water ( watch your salt, sugar, alcohol and fat intake)
  • Exercise Regularly (Physical activity can boost your immune system)
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay away from people that are sick
  • Stay home if you or your child is sick

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 Food Safety Classes will begin February. Please see attached link for brochures.