PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Flu season is here in Colorado, and Pueblo County has recently seen 2 confirmed cases.
Both who came down with influenza were senior citizens.
“This first hospitalized flu cases confirms flu is circulating in the Pueblo community,” said Jody Carrillo, division director at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. “Now is a good time to get the flu vaccine as the vaccine takes about two weeks for protection to set in,” Carrillo added.
If you feel like you may have the flu, the Pueblo City-County Health Department asks that you stay home for 24 hours and let your fever break.
Symptoms of influenza include:
- Fever (usually high)
- Tiredness (can be extreme)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Body aches
- Chills and fatigue
- Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)
For additional information on influenza, visit pueblohealthdept.org.