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CDC Warns Florida Population About “High” Levels of Infectious Virus Sweeping WDW’s State

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Please note that some stories outlined in this article are based on a personal Disney Parks guest experience. No two guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Disney Dining’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

Many guests are bringing home more than just memories from their Walt Disney World Resort holiday vacation…

This holiday break, thousands of families made the pilgrimage to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, to experience their winter vacation days in the magical land of Disney. Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park all experienced massive crowds of fans worldwide. Now that winter breaks are over and families have returned home, many are reporting sickness traveling with them.

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Winter Flu Season Hits Florida Tourists

According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida is currently experiencing a concerning rise in influenza infections, placing the state in the “high” zone. This indicates a significant level of flu activity within the region, warranting increased attention from health officials and the public alike. This flu spike is allegedly affecting many guests who visited Walt Disney World Resort during their winter vacations.

The escalating number of flu cases in Florida is a matter of public concern and underscores the importance of mitigating the spread of this respiratory illness. As flu season continues to unfold, it becomes vital for individuals to remain vigilant and proactive in protecting themselves and others from the virus.

Related: Forget COVID – CDC Warns of Alpha-Gal Syndrome in Florida

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The Florida Department of Health has been closely monitoring the flu activity in the state, working in collaboration with local health agencies and medical experts to track and respond to the situation effectively. By tracking flu cases and patterns, health officials can gain valuable insights into the severity of the outbreak and implement targeted interventions to reduce transmission rates.

Guest Report Covid and Flu-Like Symptoms

Numerous guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort are now reporting Covid-19 and flu test results and symptoms.

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It is worth noting that getting a flu shot remains one of the most effective ways to prevent influenza infections, as does getting a Covid-19 shot. Vaccination reduces the risk of contracting the virus and helps minimize the severity of symptoms should an individual become infected. In light of the current “high” zone designation for flu cases in Florida, health authorities strongly encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

During this winter season, it is always a good idea to remain vigilant in cleaning your hands and getting lots of rest.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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