Flu activity in Kentucky now 'widespread'

22 December, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Darrell Lopez
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The first cases of the flu for the 2017-2018 season appeared in September, slightly earlier than the typical October 1 start of the season.

The spike last week is within about 100 cases of the most reported in a single week for the past five flu seasons, according to city data.

Brown said Thursday that Sandusky County has reported four flu-related hospitalizations in December, and nine since the beginning of September.

Health experts say the best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated. Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are encouraging all Montanans to take some precautions when traveling this holiday season.




"There are so many places you can go now, but at the health department we do immunization from age 6 months and up while some pharmacies only do 14 and up", Brown said.

The total number of people in the county who have been hospitalized with the flu is up to 30, she said.

An annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older. "It is not too late to get a flu shot". Influenza affects millions across the United States each year.

Influenza is a respiratory illness with symptoms that may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. "Even if the vaccine may not prevent every case of influenza, the evidence shows that getting a flu shot still can prevent severe illness and hospitalization".

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