Flu cases on the rise

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State and county seeing high activity for influenza illness

By The Staff

Kentucky has seen an increase in the amount of flu cases this season.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Kentucky’s current flu activity level is considered widespread — the highest level of activity.  

Widespread means that there is an outbreak of influenza or increases in influenza-like illness cases and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in at least half the regions of the state.  Healthcare providers urge individuals to get a flu shot this season  Vaccination not only helps you protect against the illness, but helps protect those around you as well. Washington County Health Department still has the flu vaccine available.  Call 336-3989 for more