Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Outbreaks are earlier than normal in the area.
The Red Cross said there's still time for folks to get flu shots and be covered from what is considered to be a more active flu season. Here are some local options. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said flu outbreaks are high for this time of the season, with "widespread activity" in Massachusetts. How do you prevent the flu? According to the CDC, in addition to getting the vaccine, you can: How do you know if you have the virus? Symptoms include: high fever, severe body aches, headache, being extremely tired, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting and/or diarrhea (which is more common in children). When should you call the doctor? According to the Red Cross, if you think you have the flu, your doctor should be …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Boston-area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Grafton-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.) Overall in Massachusetts, activity is considered high now, while it was considered low at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, here are some places in and near Grafton that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course): CVS, 100 Worcester St., Grafton CVS, 197 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury CVS, 63 Canal St., Millbury For more locations, enter your zip code into the widget in this article. According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The potentially contaminated ricotta salata cheese may have been sold in Massachusetts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning Massachusetts residents of potentially contaminated ricotta salata cheese sold in the state. Forever Cheese Inc. voluntarily recalled one lot of Frescolina brand ricotta salata cheese because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects more than a dozen states, including Massachusetts. The recalled cheese was sold to distributors for retailers and restaurants between June 20 and Aug. 9. The CDC has not reported the exact locations of the sales or companies that may have sold the cheese. “The recall affects lot number T9425 and/or production code 441202. Products were sold to supermarkets, restaurants and wholesale distributors,” according to the CDC. The CDC …