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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Butler County, issued 11/9/22


What is Influenza (Flu)?
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.


Flu Symptoms

Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • fever*
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • body aches
  • headache
  • chills
  • fatigue
  • sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.


People at High Risk from Flu
Anyone can get flu (even healthy people), and serious problems related to flu can happen at any age, but some people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and children younger than 5 years.


Preventing Seasonal Flu
The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu related illnesses and the risk of serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death.

CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent hand washing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.

COLD vs. FLU vs. CORONAVIRUS COVID-19
Signs and SymptomsColdInfluenza (Flu)Coronavirus COVID-19
Sore throat Common Common Sometimes
Cough Common Common Common
Sneezing Common Sometimes --
Fever -- Common Common
Body aches/chills Mild Common Sometimes
Tiredness Mild Common Sometimes
Headache -- Common Sometimes
Runny/stuffy nose Common Sometimes --
Nausea -- Sometimes --
Shortness of breath -- -- In severe cases
Loss of taste or smell -- -- Sometimes

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BUTLER COUNTY FLU DATA AND REPORTS 202224 documents

  • Butler County Flu Report MMWR Week 46
    document _recordid 1834
    Issued 11/23/22
  • Butler County Flu Report MMWR Week 45
    document _recordid 1829
    Issued 11/18/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 44
    document _recordid 1828
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 43
    document _recordid 1823
    Issued 11/14/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 43
    document _recordid 1817
    Issued 11/4/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 42
    document _recordid 1814
    10/16 - 10/22/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 20
    document _recordid 1750
    Issued 5/27/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 19
    document _recordid 1745
    Issued 5/19/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 18
    document _recordid 1743
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 17
    document _recordid 1740
    Issued 5/6/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 16
    document _recordid 1738
    Issued 4/28/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 15
    document _recordid 1736
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 14
    document _recordid 1732
    Issued 4/14/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 13
    document _recordid 1730
    Issued 4/7/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 12
    document _recordid 1728
    Issued 3/31/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 11
    document _recordid 1724
    Issued 3/25/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 10
    document _recordid 1723
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 9
    document _recordid 1722
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 8
    document _recordid 1720
    Issued 3/3/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 7
    document _recordid 1719
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 5
    document _recordid 1716
    Issued 2/15/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 4
    document _recordid 1711
    Issued 2/3/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 3
    document _recordid 1709
    Issued 1/27/22
  • Butler County Flu Report: MMWR Week 2
    document _recordid 1708
    Issued: 1/21/22

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  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Butler County
    document _recordid 1819
    Issued 11/9/22