Tuesday, October 15, 2013

First Maryland Influenza Case of 2013-14 Flu Season Confirmed

School Vaccination Outreach Enters Eighth Year 
Bel Air, MD –- According to a news release from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MD DHMH), seasonal influenza has officially arrived in Maryland with the first laboratory-confirmed case. It was identified in a child from the National Capital Region who was briefly hospitalized but is recovering.  The flu strain detected was type A (H1N1) influenza protection against which this year’s seasonal flu vaccine provides protection. Read more...

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