Most Active Stories
- City of Murray Eliminates City Administrator Position
- Workers Recovering after Explosion at Moonshine Distillery
- Kentucky Revenues Up Amid Greater Demands in Next Budget
- First Student To Graduate In May From College To Career Experience Program
- Kentucky Man Benefits From Pump Treatment for Parkinson's Disease
Wed December 12, 2012
Flu Widespread in KY
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.
“We are within the last two weeks seeing more of those being reported to the health department,” he says.
Those most vulnerable to the flu include children, pregnant women, people in nursing homes, caretakers and those with chronic illnesses. Koster says the flu vaccine starts taking affect in about two weeks.