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Keep those coughs and sneezes covered Sussex County flu cases doubles from previous week with five reported By Melissa Steele melissasteele@capegazette.com As the flu begins its long winter stretch, health officials encourage people to take precau- tions to avoid getting sick. The number of lab-confirmed cases of the flu in Sussex County doubled for the week ending Dec. 5 for a total of five, but of- ficials say there could be more. “We often say that lab-con- firmed cases are just the tip of the iceberg as there may be many others with symptoms that choose to self-medicate,” said Andrea Wojcik, chief of commu- nity relations for the Division of Public Health. Statewide flu cases for the week ending Dec. 2 included two cases in Kent County and nine in New Castle. Totals for the 2017- 18 flu season are 46 with 10 in Sussex, 12 in Kent and 24 in New Castle. Fifteen people required hospitalization and there was one flu-related death. A New Castle man, 47, with several underlying health conditions died in a long- term care facility, Wojcik said. Getting a flu shot is the best protection against the flu, but minimizing contact is also im- portant, Wojcik said. “At this time of the year, it’s important to keep your distance from others if you have cold or flu-like symptoms,” she said. Other preventative measures include washing hands frequent- ly with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Cover sneezes and coughs with a tissue, and dispose of tissues im- mediately; if no tissue is available sneeze or cough into your inner elbow, Wojcik said. When to stay home And if the flu hits, stay at home. If suffering from a fever, she said, the temperature should drop to 100º F or lower for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. “If you suspect you have in- fluenza, call your doctor as they may decide to provide antivi- ral medications to help hasten recovery and prevent serious complications,” Wojcik said. The number of flu cases this year are slightly higher than the 42 confirmed at this time last year. Still, the number of cases are far from the record number set in the 2014-15 flu season, ac- cording to public health data. By this time in 2015, there were 168 confirmed flu cases com- pared to 46 for 2017. The number of cases in Sussex County for the same period in 2015 was 117. The 2014-15 flu season ended with 2,390 cases. NO COVER! NO COVER! 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Well, that’s exactly what happened four years ago when she read an article about a company called Seniors Help- ing Seniors. McDermott said the article touched her heart. She called company founder Kiran Yocom, who had worked with Mother Teresa for 14 years in India before coming to the United States. After they met each other, she started the local franchise of Seniors Helping Se- niors. The company was founded in 1998 with two simple ideas: seniors can help each other age more happily and gracefully, and seniors who give and those who receive benefit equally. Quite simply, active men and women 50 years or older assist less able seniors with chores and offer companionship at very reasonable rates. McDermott said, “They op- erate on a common courtesy system with no contracts and no requirement to pre-pay.” In the past three years, the franchise has experienced sig- nificant growth, particularly in southern Sussex County. She is always looking for seniors who have room in their hearts and time on their hands for part-time employment. From that fateful plane ride to today, Seniors Helping Seniors came to be helping other seniors live independently and with dig- nity right here in Sussex County. The franchise specializes in providing personal care, trans- portation and, most importantly, caring companionship. It offers assistance in activities such as cooking, light housekeeping, shopping, outings and much more. For information, go to seniorcarerehoboth.com or call 302-858-7330.