Flu Cases Rising in Virginia


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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Centers for Disease Control is currently reporting widespread flu activity in Virginia; however, our region is seeing the lowest amount of flu levels in the state.

Southwest and Northern Virginia are currently seeing the highest numbers.

Jonathan Falk, the district epidemiologist for the Central Shenandoah health district, said we are still in the beginning stages and we should expect to see more outbreaks related to flu in the upcoming weeks and months.

He said this is the same strain of flu they saw back in 2009 and 2010.

"At the national level, the CDC has noticed some severe cases in young adults and children. Again, that was the age group impacted with the pandemic strain," said Falk.

In 2009, there was no vaccine for the H1N1 flu; however, Falk said now it is not too late to protect yourself and get the shot.


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