SEATTLE – Hillyard and partner WellAir have announced they are donating a supply of air purification units to help improve indoor air quality for rescue personnel and survivors of the Camp Fire, which has caused widespread devastation near Chico, Calif., earlier this month.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proclaimed the 2017-2018 influenza season as "the worst influenza outbreak in the last 13 years." Halfway through this flu season, all 48 contiguous states are reporting elevated levels of influenza transmission, with the typical worst flu month - February.
As this flu season continues, it's an appropriate time for us to review how we can help combat the spread of influenza. A lot of resources are wasted every year with improper disinfection methods that have no effect in stopping the spread of the flu.
As flu activity continues to rise throughout the country, one particular Kentucky school district is working hard to keep their students healthy with the help of Hillyard products.
Kentucky health officials say the outbreak of flu has reached epidemic proportions, according to WBKO. Despite the widespread flu activity, Warren County schools, which has 16,000 students, has an attendance rate is of 96%.
The month of October marks the beginning of flu season, which hospitalizes up to 300,000 people each year in the United States. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates influenza season will be above average in the number of confirmed influenza A (H1N1) infections.