Dr. Dora Anne Mills usually informs us about the current situation with COVID-19. But in this update, she writes about the connection between the pandemic and the recent protests and where it might lead.
COVID-19 is our main concern these days, but the flu season isn’t over yet. I thought it would be helpful to share some reminders of what that can mean, especially for older people.
Leaves are falling, temperatures, too. Autumn in Maine heralds the beginning of flu season. Are you planning to get a flu shot?
Did we learn any lessons from last year’s flu season? Why did fewer people choose to get a flu shot? How would you know if you have the flu? We have some answers from one of Maine’s top infectious disease specialists.
Lisa, who is a nurse, says she is “not one to accept most immunizations due to various health concerns.” This year, when she and other hospital employees were asked to get a flu shot, she declined, as usual. “I’m one of those people who takes very good care of my health, and use elderberry extract […]
Every week during flu season, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) publishes an influenza surveillance update on its website. Figures are based on reports from health care providers, emergency departments, hospitals, vital records departments, and laboratories around the state. Reporting for the 2011-2012 flu season began the middle of October and […]