Sent on behalf of the Baltimore County Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, MD, MBA, CPE, FACP
With the launch of the 2023-2024 school year, the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and a flu season that is just weeks away, the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services is urging everyone to take precautions to help avoid a potential ‘tripledemic.’
Residents are advised to remain vigilant against emerging infectious diseases including COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and are encouraged to take precautions that include practicing these FACTS:
Frequently wash hands.
Always get annual vaccinations.
Cover your coughs and sneezes.
Take time off from work/school if you do not feel well.
Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.
Avoiding large indoor gatherings and wearing a mask are additional options to consider. Working together to contain the potential spread of infectious diseases helps make Baltimore County a healthier place for children, adults and families.
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