Comments for: Seasonal flu arrives in Maine as first cases confirmed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012, at 7:05 p.m.

Influenza has officially arrived in Maine this season, health officials said Monday. The flu was confirmed last week through lab tests in a young adult from Aroostook County and a teenager from Penobscot County, according to a public health alert issued Monday by the Maine Center for Disease Control and …

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  • Anonymous

    dig out the Clorox wipes and sanitizer Mainas!!

  • Anonymous

    I took my flu shot in September, so I would not need the Clorox wipes.

    • Anonymous

      nice, now you can just slop it all over the place for the rest of us…

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t toss them out too quickly.  You’re only protected from 3 of over 300 strains of flu virus.

      • Anonymous

        You’re telling me.  I don’t get the flu every year, but every time I get the flu it’s not the one that’s covered by the shot.

  • Anonymous

    Say it aint so…. Oh my….

  • Anonymous

    my daughter here in florida has just recovered from influenza type A.  She was totally fine last friday and woke up saturday morn. with a 102 temperature and felt like she’d been hit by a truck.  Took five days (with Tamiflu) to start to feel human again.  GET YOUR FLU SHOTS!  Avoid this any way you can!!

  • Mainer

    I think I’ll pass on the annual dose of formaldehyde.

  • Anonymous

    Rather have the Flu than a Stomach Virus, ick!

  • Anonymous

    There must be a glut of flu vaccine–remember when resting, drinking plenty of fluids and sipping mother’s chicken soup(good for the soul, also) were sufficient to get over the flu?  Many times it is a gastointestinal upset caused by food poisoning or mishandled food.

    • Anonymous

      Influenza is an respiratory illness caused by a virus. It has nothing to do with the digestive system.

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