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Flu season off to a slow start

By: Greg Robinson Email
By: Greg Robinson Email

Flu season is off to a slow start, but don't let that fool you.

Officials at the Center for Disease Control say even though flu cases are down this year, people should still get vaccinated.

You might be able to thank the unseasonably warm winter for fewer flu cases this season, but health professionals say that doesn't mean you should stop safeguarding yourself.

Even though flu cases are down this year, people should still get vaccinated.

Officials say it's not unusual to have a slow start to the season then a dramatic increase in late winter.

Health officials say they aren't entirely sure why the flu isn't spreading...but the warmer weather only helps.

“We only have 35 confirmed cases across the state, in our district alone we only have three adult and one child suspected case,” Renee Neace said.

The low flu activity may also be a sign that a higher number of people are getting vaccinated.

Officials at the CDC report that only eight people have died from the flu so far this season.

Last season more than 100 people died.


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