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Flu Hits Kentucky

The flu has hit Kentucky. The state now reports its first official case.

Someone in Adair County, in south central Kentucky, had influenza.

Kentucky's Department for Public Health says flu activity in this sate is classified as "sporadic" at this time. That's the lowest level of flu activity.

Flu season starts in October and lasts through May. January through March is typically when the most number of cases are reported.

While there are still no confirmed cases in Lexington, the one confirmed case in the state has the health department issuing a warning to everyone.

They are urging people who have still not gotten a flu vaccine to do so. Health officials say that applies especially to high-risk patients, including children and the elderly.


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