According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), AZ has the highest rate of flu in the entire country. Over 9,000 people have tested positive for the flu virus. With such a high volume of the flu in the state, Emergency Departments in Maricopa county are experiencing high volumes in the evenings, when children are out of school and adults are out of work. In fact, hospitals around the country are being strained during this year’s flu season. But, telemedicine is here to help!
Telemedicine is the perfect way to treat the flu this season as it reduces unnecessary volume in Emergency Departments, prevents spread of the virus by reducing viral contact with other patients and hospital staff, and allows for quality care from the comfort of the patient’s own homes. Check out this infographic for ways in which telehealth can help if you’re suffering from the flu!