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FLU COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR TRAVELERS

An outbreak of influenza in the Dominican Republic is causing concern, in the V.I. Health Department, for people traveling in the Caribbean.
Health Commissioner Dr. Wilbur K. Callender said in a release Tuesday, since "we are now in between flu seasons" no influenza vaccines are available.
Dr. Paul Arguin, epidemiologist for the Health Department, suggests that people who intend to travel in the Caribbean region, especially the Dominican Republic, get antiviral medication from their physicians.
The flu season officially begins in August/September and ends in May/June, according to the release. Flu vaccine is usually available at the Health Department's Immunizations Clinics starting in September — the release said.

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An outbreak of influenza in the Dominican Republic is causing concern, in the V.I. Health Department, for people traveling in the Caribbean.
Health Commissioner Dr. Wilbur K. Callender said in a release Tuesday, since "we are now in between flu seasons" no influenza vaccines are available.
Dr. Paul Arguin, epidemiologist for the Health Department, suggests that people who intend to travel in the Caribbean region, especially the Dominican Republic, get antiviral medication from their physicians.
The flu season officially begins in August/September and ends in May/June, according to the release. Flu vaccine is usually available at the Health Department's Immunizations Clinics starting in September -- the release said.