FLU SEASON PEAKING Flu Season Peaking in West Virginia; Flu Activity Has Increased 63 Percent
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 24, 2012 9:49 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Flu season is peaking in West Virginia.
Public health officials said flu activity has increased 63 percent since last week. Positive tests for influenza at hospitals statewide and the state laboratory topped off at 165 for the week ending Dec. 15.
Excluding the 2009 pandemic, those figures represent the earliest peak for the virus in the state since the 2003-2004 season.
Public health officials are urging West Virginians to get a flu shot this season. Health experts said with the flu season peaking so early, holiday gatherings are an ideal place for the virus to spread.
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