The Everett Herald reports on Snohomish County's influenza epidemic, killing a sixth person and crowding area clinics and emergency rooms.
Everett Clinic Walk-In and Flu physician, Dr. Yuan-Po Tu contributes:
Patients also can get help at walk-in and urgent care clinics, using nurse phone lines or the internet for online medical appointments.
Area clinics have been jammed with patients, too, with waits sometimes hitting two hours or more. “We’re seeing 750 to 800 patients a day at the Walk-In Clinics,” said Dr. Yuan-Po Tu, who tracks flu issues at The Everett Clinic.
Read the article, Epidemic level of flu cases sending ERs past capacity.
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