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Good Question: Is H1N1 still a threat in the Bluegrass?

Tuesday the Fayette County Health Department handed out a second round of H1N1 vaccines to Fayette County students. That got us thinking, how many people are still dealing with the illness right now? We went to state health officials to get the answer.

Good Question: Is H1N1 still a threat in the Bluegrass?

At its height late last year H1N1 dominated the headlines, school systems were closing because of sickness, doctor's offices were full and health officials were urging people to get vaccinated.

Right now, state health officials say flu activity is low, although H1N1 they say is still circulating.

We checked the state's health alert page, as of January these were the numbers.

Since 2009 Fayette County has reported 456 cases.

The next highest, Jefferson County with 234 and in Madison County 55 cases have already been documented.

In Lexington, Kevin Hall with the Fayette County Health Department says right now H1N1 seems to be quiet.

Nationwide that also seems to be the case.

According to the Centers for Disease Control website, states in the south are reporting local and regional activity.

Nationally visits to the doctor for flu like symptoms are down and no states are reporting widespread flu activity.

Health officials warn not to let your guard down, they say your best defense is still getting vaccinated.


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