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The political scene is depressing enough when viewing the goings-on clear-eyed and clear headed. But add the flu to the mix and the news can become overwhelming and you simply have to tune it all out to be able to recuperate and cope.

The news fails to register to a body that is fighting some flu bug that invaded its space. Both my husband and I have been low with the malady - he first then me.

According to the weekly flu report from the Arkansas Department of Health, since September 30, 2018, over 29,000 positive influenza tests have been reported to the ADH online database by health care providers. In Week 11, 68 counties reported influenza cases. The majority of reports came from Pulaski, Faulkner, White, Sebastian, Garland, Washington, Clark, Saline, Lonoke, Arkansas, Lincoln, Baxter, Conway and Boone. Among flu antigen tests that can distinguish between influenza A and B virus types, 94 percent were influenza A, and 6 percent were influenza B.



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