How to avoid the ‘blu’ flu in Phoenix: Here are the symptoms and ways to prevent the flu
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning residents of Phoenix, Ariz., about the flu pandemic, which has hit the metro area hard in recent weeks.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an alert late Monday warning people to avoid exposure to infected individuals in hospitals and nursing homes, and to keep away from public transportation.
In a separate alert, the CDC said that most residents in the metro areas of Phoenix and Mesa, Ariza., have tested positive for the flu and it is still not clear whether those who are infected are at higher risk.
The latest CDC alerts said the virus is spreading at a rate of 100 per 1,000 people per day, which is twice the CDC average.
Phoenix has had more than 10,000 confirmed cases of the flu in the past two weeks.
It has seen an increase in cases in the last week, including in some parts of the metro.
Some of the new cases appear to be clustered in the northwest part of the county.
The CDC said in its alert that most of the cases have occurred in people who were in the community before last week.
Officials in Mesa have not yet said if any of the people who tested positive have had contact with an infected person, but a woman who was hospitalized with pneumonia last week tested positive on Monday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning residents of Phoenix, Ariz., about the flu pandemic, which has…
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