With Flu Cases Spiking Flu Shot Remains Best Protection

MADISON, WI (Ben Caxton) — The flu season has yet to peak, and cases are on the increase across Wisconsin. `There have been more than 500 hospitalizations this week, including at least 100 hospitalizations reported as of Thursday morning. And Tom Haupt, influenza surveillance coordinator for the state Department of Health Services, reporting the season’s second pediatric influenza death [wrndhscall01] The child who died from flu was from southern Wisconsin. Haupt said the flu strains circulating most in Wisconsin now tend to strike people under 50 [wrndhscall02] The state’s only confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus from China, remains in isolation at home in Dane County and is doing well.

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