FLU SEASON UPDATE Flu Season Appears To Be Peaking In WV
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Feb. 18, 2013 11:57 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A state health official said flu season appears to have peaked in West Virginia.
State Bureau for Public Health influenza coordinator Shannon McBee said every region in the state has reported fewer flu cases.
McBee told The Times-West Virginian that the state has dropped below the baseline for influenza after being above it for eight consecutive weeks.
The baseline is 2.2 percent of patients seeking treatment for ailments that have or exhibit influenza-like symptoms.
But McBee said the flu is still out there, along with other viral illnesses. Residents are advised to continue preventive measures such as washing hands.
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