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Flu season underway already


September 28, 2017

State health officials say the flu season is getting an early start in Wisconsin.

“We’ve already had reports of flu cases and hospitalizations due to the flu, so we want to encourage people to get their flu shots as soon as possible,” said State Health Officer Karen McKeown.

From September 1- September 22, 2017, there have been 19 confirmed cases of influenza in Wisconsin and eight hospitalizations, compared to five confirmed cases and two hospitalizations during the same period in 2016.

The flu shot is safe and effective for people six months old and older. However, there are certain...

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