Health Alerts

Flu Season

Flu season is upon us. Anyone can get the flu, but those younger than 5 years of age or older than 65 are at a higher risk of additional complications. Although not everyone who has the flu will have a fever, symptoms usually come on suddenly and people who have the flu will 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 is never too late in the season to get a flu shot.

For more information please visit the following links:
• About the Flu:   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html
• How Flu Spreads:   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/spread.htm
• What Parents Need to Know:   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/index.htm
• Flu Symptoms & Diagnosis:   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/index.html
• Flu Treatment:   https://www.cdc.gov/flu/treatment/index.html

Recent public health alerts and advisories are listed below.

10/25/18 - Influenza Confirmed for 2018-2019 Season

West Nile Virus

Four Tick Transmitted Diseases

Reportable Communicable Diseases in New Hampshire

Four Tick Transmitted Diseases in New Hampshire

Disease 2016 2017 2018
Lyme 1480 1802 1272
Anaplasmosis 135 317 203
Babesiosis 16 78 41
Powassan 1 1 0


Health Alert Network Message issued by the NH DHHS

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Prevention Information

Tips to prevent Lyme Disease