Flu cases already being seen in Washington

Flu activity picking up in Washington: protect yourself now

OLYMPIA –State health officials are already seeing influenza cases across the state, and they expect the number to rise in the coming weeks. People are urged to get a flu shot now as the best line of defense against flu.

“The flu can, and does, make people really sick,” said Dr. Kathy Lofy, health officer for Washington State Department of Health. “Most healthy people who get the flu don’t need urgent medical care; however, people in a high-risk group and those who are very sick should contact their health care provider as soon as possible.”

Read the full report from Washington State Department of Health here https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2017NewsReleases/17152FluSeasonNewsRelease

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