Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kentucky Flu Level Returns to Widespread

The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is reporting widespread flu activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week.

Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, and is defined by the CDC as: "Outbreaks of influenza or increases in ILI cases and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in at least half the regions of the state with recent laboratory evidence of influenza in the state." Previously, the state had reported the past two weeks at the regional designation.

Surveillance reports submitted to health officials indicated significant flu activity is taking place in many areas of the state. Flu vaccine is still readily available for those who have not yet been vaccinated.

For more information on influenza surveillance, visit the flu activity area of this site.

 

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