After slow start to season, flu hits county


February 5, 2020

After a quiet start to the flu season last October, 2020 has brought a fair amount of influenza B and recently influenza A to Jefferson County.

According to Public Health Supervisor Karen Wandel, their public service announcements on the county radio station have encouraged vaccination, staying home while ill, and seeking medical care as necessary.

"We are now beginning to see some influenza A which can be more severe than flu B. Although we've had over thirty flu cases reported in the past month, none of those have been hospitalized," she said. "In Montana our flu activity can peak as...

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