WI reports increase in flu cases - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

WI reports increase in flu cases

Posted:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin health officials are encouraging residents to get their flu shots and to tell their family and friends it's not too late to get protection against the flu.

Officials say the number of influenza cases in Wisconsin is running higher than last year at this time.

State Health Officer Dr. Henry Anderson says Wisconsin's flu season started early this year.

National Influenza Vaccination Week is next week, Dec. 2-8. Anderson says health officials are asking everyone to take the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's flu vaccination pledge by getting their flu shot and encouraging others to do the same.

So far there have been 113 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases reported in Wisconsin this season, compared with seven cases at this time last year.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.