Dr. Hyndman on the flu season in Bristol Bay

Feb 19, 2019

Across the state, more than 1000 cases of influenza have been confirmed in February. Dr. Catherine Hyndman from the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation shares regional information and advice on staying healthy.

Influenza A has spiked sharply in the past few weeks across the state of Alaska. In Southwest Alaska this month, 81 cases were confirmed by February 9.
Credit Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

The number of influenza cases in Bristol Bay continues to rise. Across the state, tests have confirmed more than three times the usual number for this time of year. Several people in the Bristol Bay have had cases severe enough to require transportation to Anchorage for treatment. Dr. Catherine Hyndman from the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation sat down with KDLG’s Avery Lill on Friday to talk more about the flu and what you can do to stay healthy this season.