More Wisconsinites getting sick with the flu


Winter in Wisconsin is in full swing. With the drop in temperatures, there’s a rise of flu cases in the state.

Health officials suggested more people take precautions and get the flu shot.

Wisconsin Gazette reports

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said on Dec. 28 there had been 161 influenza cases so far this season, and 95 hospitalizations, including eight children and 78 adults age 50 and older. Of those hospitalized with influenza, 63 percent were 65 or older.

State Health officer Karen McKeown says getting a flu shot is still one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family and friends from complications of the flu.

McKeown says other steps include practicing good hand-washing hygiene, covering your cough and not sharing drinking cups and straws.

For more, visit Wisconsin Gazette

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