Reported Flu Cases Down

By: Damon Dillman
By: Damon Dillman

This year's flu season peaked last November and December, and for the last several weeks, activity here in the Valley has declined.

Often, when activity peaks early, a secondary spike can occur later in the season. But Dr. Doug Larsen, director of the Central Shenandoah Health District, says predicting such a spike is almost impossible.

"It has a lot to do with nothing we can control," he explained. "It really is what bug we have this year, how easy it is to infect, how easy it is to spread from person to person, and so on."

Dr. Larsen says it's not too late to get a flu shot. They'll remain available as long as they're in stock.

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