CDC: Longest Flu Season in a Decade

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that this year’s flu season is the longest in ten years, and one of the longest since recordkeeping began over twenty years ago.

Now in Week 21, the season has surpassed the 2014-2015 season, which lasted 20 weeks. And it’s not over yet.

What has caused this unusual season is the emergence of a new strain late in the season. The season had started out with the H1N1 strain dominating, but then the H3N2 strain started to take over in late February.

Although the best time to be vaccinated is in October, before flu season starts, as long as the flu is circulating, it is still not too late to get inoculated.

The H3N2 virus generally produces more severe symptoms than H1N1, and experts have pointed out that it is especially virulent, and more likely to cause pneumonia and hospitalization.

At Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Keansburg, NJ, our residents receive the highest quality rehabilitative and skilled nursing care in a homelike and compassionate environment conducive to healing.

Our family -owned and -operated 123-bed facility, is tucked away in the quiet beach town of Keansburg, NJ at the Jersey Shore, within sight of Sandy Hook and the New York City skyline.

Our services include short-term rehab, long-term care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, hospice care, and respite care for those times when the caretaker needs to be taken care of.

We proudly provide the following specialty healthcare services: Complex Medical Care Management, Intravenous (IV) Therapy, Wound Care, Enteral Feeding, Pain Management, Oxygen Therapy, Tracheostomy Care, a Dedicated Pulmonary Program, Hospice Care with private suites, a Stroke Rehab Program, Respiratory Support, Eye Care, Dental Care, Podiatrist, Psychological Consults and Counseling.

We pride ourselves on healing the entire patient through a holistic and individualized approach.

Our meticulous care planning helps us ensure that each and every resident receives the best in clinical care, support and unconditional love.

For over 25 years, we have been a staple of health and wellness, serving the members of our community and partnering with our local hospitals like Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, NJ and Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ.

We provide a tailored program of physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as all types of specialized care under one roof.

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