flu vaccine http://wkms.org en Kentucky Flu Outbreaks on the Rise, Prompt Officials to Raise Flu Level to Widespread Status http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-flu-outbreaks-rise-prompt-officials-raise-flu-level-widespread-status <p></p><p></p><p>More than half of Kentucky’s regions have seen an increase in flu outbreaks in the past week prompting the state health department to raise the flu level to widespread. That’s the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest level for flu.</p><p>State epidemiologist Craig Humbaugh says this year the main strain is H1N1, which first emerged in 2009. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:53:36 +0000 Whitney Jones 37864 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Flu Outbreaks on the Rise, Prompt Officials to Raise Flu Level to Widespread Status Kentucky Flu Outbreak Continues http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-flu-outbreak-continues <p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Kentucky has spent five weeks at its highest level of flu, which is far more than last year. That means more than half of the state’s regions have reported an increased number of cases.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:00:13 +0000 Whitney Jones 26685 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Flu Outbreak Continues Flu Widespread in KY http://wkms.org/post/flu-widespread-ky <p></p><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has upped Kentucky’s flu level from regional to widespread, the highest tier. That means at least half of all regions in the state have reported a flu outbreak. Purchase District Public Health Director Kent Koster says the best ways to stay well are getting a flu vaccination and keeping your hands clean.</p><p><em>“We are within the last two weeks seeing more of those being reported to the health department,” he says.</em> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:12:06 +0000 Whitney Jones 25589 at http://wkms.org Flu Widespread in KY TN Health Clinics Offer Free Flu Vaccines http://wkms.org/post/tn-health-clinics-offer-free-flu-vaccines <p></p><p>Tennessee's county health department clinics are offering free flu vaccines to people of all ages until supplies are depleted. The state Health Department says seasonal influenza is already widespread in Tennessee. The department operates clinics in 89 of the state’s 95 counties. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:53:53 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25405 at http://wkms.org TN Health Clinics Offer Free Flu Vaccines