Influenza Cases Increasing

Some Turn To Natural, Home Remedies

Posted: January 5, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Michaella Hogan, 19, left, and Rebecca Hogan, 15, search for hair growth supplements Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, near cold and flu supplements at Cook's Natural Market in Rogers. Michaella Hogan said she uses Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, to boost her immune system and prevent sickness.

Diana Donis said she’s been taking red marine algae capsules for about 10 years, refuses to get a flu shot and hasn’t had the flu since the early ’80s.

At A Glance

Arkansas Influenza-Like Illness Levels

• High intensity and widespread activity: Dec. 22-28

• Moderate intensity and regional activity: Dec. 15-21

• Minimal intensity and regional activity: Dec. 8-14

• Low intensity and regional activity: Dec. 1-7

Source: Arkansas Department of Health

By The Numbers

Influenza In Arkansas

• 7: Flu deaths reported since Sept. 29.

• 61: Flu deaths during the 2012-2013 flu season.

• 264: Flu-related hospital admissions statewide since Sept. 29.

Source: Staff Report

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