Influenza Deaths in the District

Influenza Deaths in the District
Courtesy/Two Rivers Public Health Department.
February 26th, 2024 | TRPHD

Kearney, Neb. — Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) has confirmed two adult influenza deaths within the Two Rivers District which emcompasses Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps counties.

DHHS has reported a total of 20 influenza related deaths in Nebraska this Flu season as of February 17th, 2024. The best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated. Call TRPHD to schedule your Flu shot today 888-669-7154.

Common signs & symptoms of the flu often — but not always — include a fever as well as aching muscles, chills, and sweats.

Other symptoms include: Headache, dry persistent cough, shortness of breath, tiredness and weakness, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, eye pain, as well as vomiting and diarrhea.

When to see a doctor: Most people who get the flu can treat themselves at home and often don’t need to see a healthcare professional. If you have emergency symptoms of the flu, get medical care right away.
Emergency symptoms include: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. chest pain, ongoing dizziness, seizures, worsening of existing medical conditions, severe weakness or muscle pain, gray or blue, lips or nail beds and dehydration.

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