Flu cases in Georgia low

Chris Carter

The numbers of infections with the flu are low in Georgia as of now. Cases of the flu tend to peak in mid-February.

According to Surveillance Data by the Georgia Department of Public Health, there have been 33 hospitalizations because of the flu up until January 8th.

Last year was more severe because the predominant virus, H3N2, mutated and was not responsive to the vaccine.

This shows how unpredictable the flu is so it should not be taken for granted that this flu season will stay so mild.

It is recommended that you do get a seasonal flu immunization, stay away from others if you are sick, wash your hands regularly, and cover your coughs and sneezes.

The flu can be dangerous so take the necessary precautions to protect yourself.

Source:

http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/health/not-a-lot-of-flu-in-georgia-now-but-that-could-cha/np8DH/