10 Cases of Flu Confirmed in Kentucky
The Kentucky Department of Public Health reports it has confirmed that the flu virus is circulating in parts of the state.
The agency says in a news release that 10 cases have been confirmed in Bullitt, Fayette and Jefferson counties. That may indicate the flu season, which typically begins in October or November, is starting early in Kentucky.
Public Health Commissioner Hiram C. Polk recommends getting a flu vaccination, as well as taking simple preventative steps such as washing hands frequently. The Centers for Disease Control recommends people ages 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. The agency recommends not using the nasal spray vaccine because it has been shown to be ineffective.