The same can be said at Opp's Mizell Memorial Hospital, where Marsha Seppala, MMH's director of case management and infection prevention, said the first of the year started out relatively slow for positive flu cases.
"We were almost hopeful things were going to pass us by, but we weren't so lucky," Seppala
"In February, we had seven positive cases that came through the lab and since the start of March, we've had four."
said Opp's cases are "type A flu," in which "99 percent of the cases are H1N1."
"The thing about type A flu is that it doesn't seem to follow a 'season' per se," she
also reminded residents to be mindful of their surroundings when shopping.
"You don't think about when you go to the grocery store about touching the things that people have been touching," she