Friday, December 15th

While officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital have yet to record the hospital’s first case of the flu, the bug has arrived at its clinic in Warrens.

Hospital infection preventionist Jan Path, RN, BSN, said a 12-year-old boy tested positive for the Type A strain of influenza following a visit to the TMH Warrens Clinic Nov. 29

“I have been expecting for us to get our first influenza for a while because there have been some recorded cases around us, so I knew it was just a matter of time,” Path said. “This is quite a bit earlier than our season usually starts; sometimes it starts in November, but that’s pretty rare. Most often it’s January or February that we really see a lot of cases.