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Thousands Seek Flu Treatment In Southern Oregon

Staff at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center says all three hospitals and three urgent care clinics are seeing an average of 90 patients a day with the flu or flu-like symptoms.

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:24 AM
Updated: Jan 31, 2018 9:37 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The flu is running rampant across southern Oregon and across the nation. While doctors believe the flu is hitting its peak, they say emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are not in short supply of patients with the virus. 

Staff at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center says all three hospitals and three urgent care clinics are seeing an average of 90 patients a day with the flu or flu-like symptoms. Asante estimates the amount of people seeking treatment for the flu in southern Oregon is well into the thousands. 

Health professionals with La Clinica say doctors at a clinic will diagnose 4 to 5 patients a week with the flu. La Clinica also estimates that  one in four patients with flu-like symptoms are testing positive for the virus in Jackson County. 

Matt Hogge who is a doctor of nursing practice and site medical director of La Clinica on Biddle Road says the flu is reaching its peak but that it could be a long time before the amount the cases decreases. 

"There is no definitive end to it but we should gradually see a decline in the number of people coming back, testing positive over the next month to month and a half," said Hogge. 

According to the CDC 37 children have died from the flu and at least one of those cases happened in Oregon. The CDC says nearly 12 thousand people nationwide have been hospitalized so far because of the flu.

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