Craig Humbaugh

Society
2:53 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kentucky Flu Outbreaks on the Rise, Prompt Officials to Raise Flu Level to Widespread Status

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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.

State epidemiologist Craig Humbaugh says this year the main strain is H1N1, which first emerged in 2009.

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