- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Health agencies are reporting fewer influenza cases in Maine, but experts warn that the flu season is far from over.

Dr. Caroline Teschke, public health program manager at the India Street health clinic, tells the Portland Press Herald (bit.ly/1JYrE5m) that the season is going well but they aren’t letting their guard down yet.

She says she’s concerned that people aren’t taking the flu seriously this year. The number of shots administered at city clinics is 20 percent behind last year’s total for this time of year.

Only 37 people in the state have tested positive for influenza through Jan. 2. But the state is known to have outbreaks through April.

Signs of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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