Flu season started late but spreading fast
PAYSON, AZ — The health department is urging those who are most vulnerable to still get vaccinated against the seasonal illness, according to the Payson Roundup.
The flu season has finally kicked into gear as the county reported one new confirmed case last week and a total of three laboratory confirmed cases this season, the article stated.
According to the article, the Arizona Department of Health Service (ADHS) also issued a statewide warning last week, covering 14 of the state''s 15 counties.
"This late in the season, it''s important to stick to good public health advice — stay home if you''re sick, keep your kids home when they’re sick. Cover your cough and wash your hands," said ADHS Director Will Humble.
"It''s amazing how these simple actions work to fight off all kinds of germs and disease," Humble added.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the entire country is seeing its latest flu season in nearly three decades, the article noted.
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