Flu season

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows most of Wisconsin is currently experiencing high levels of influenza-like illness activity in its Jan. 27 report.

While it may not be quite as deadly as the novel coronavirus spreading in China, influenza is spiking across Wisconsin, and Price County hasn’t been spared during the height of flu season.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been 49 confirmed influenza cases, with one hospitalization recorded at Flambeau Hospital and Marshfield Clinic in Park Falls. During the first full week in January, up to 18% of the student body at Park Falls Elementary was absent due to illness, and the following week the North Campus in Glidden saw absenteeism at 14%, according to information released by the school. Information was not available from Phillips or Prentice.

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