First Confirmed Flu Cases In Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State health officials say if you have not
had a flu shot, now's the time to get one.

Three lab-confirmed positive influenza cultures have been
reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, indicating
the presence of flu in the state. With more flu vaccine available
this year than ever before, state health officials urge Kentuckians
to get a flu shot to help protect their families from illness over
the holidays.

The cases involve two Fayette County residents and one Woodford
County resident.Kentuckys flu activity is currently classified as
"sporadic," which is the lowest of flu activity.

The flu season can begin as early as October and last through
April. Most other states are also reporting sporadic activity.

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