Few flu cases at HaysMed

Hays Post

FluSeason1Despite the high number of influenza cases reported in Kansas, Hays Medical Center officials aren’t seeing the same increase.

Bevra Brinkman, HaysMed infection prevention officer/quality specialist, told Hays Post on Thursday “very few patients have been admitted with influenza. There are no visitor restrictions so far.”

The state Department of Health and Environment reported Tuesday there have been three deaths directly attributed to flu since Sept. 1.

To date, influenza or pneumonia has directly caused or contributed to 510 deaths reported in Kansas during the current influenza season, which began Sept. 1.