20 Jan 2014

Rise in flu-like illnesses noted in CNMI

7:30 am on 20 January 2014

The Public Health Division of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has warned citizens to immediately vaccinate themselves against influenza after a spike in patients reporting flu-like symptoms.

The Healthcare Corporation says there has been an increase in the number patients complaining of influenza or flu-like illnesses and says the flu season may continue for weeks.

The public health division says the flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect people from contracting flu and its potentially serious complications.

The Healthcare Corporation says it has enough stock of vaccines to administer to community members.