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As widespread flu activity is reported, state officials say now is good time to get vaccinated

Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week that the flu activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are...

First two cases of flu reported in Kentucky; adequate vaccine supplies expected this year

The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported the first two positive influenza cases this week, indicating the presence of flu in Kentucky. The cases were from Henderson and Jefferson counties.   DPH officials are reporting the results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of statewide flu surveillance efforts. Kentucky’s flu activity will be classified as “sporadic,”...

Flu activity level widespread in Kentucky, officials at Department of Public Health say

Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week that the flu activity level in the state has increased from regional to widespread. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are...