LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Given the increase in the number of people affected with the flu, Gundersen Lutheran Health System now has a special hotline for information on the flu.
The number for the Influenza Information Line is 608-775-0364.
When people call the line, there are recordings with information on the influenza virus, symptoms, vaccination information, and more.
Callers can also connect with their provider's office or a nurse advisor for additional assistance.
More influenza information is on Gundersen's website at www.gundluth.org/flu
According to a Gundersen spokesperson, their nurse advisors have seen a 25% increase in calls from people with questions about the flu.
As of Friday afternoon, Gundersen has had 18 people hospitalized for the flu with 142 testing positive for the virus since November.
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