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UAMS: Flu season still active, flu shot still recommended

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

Doctors at the Univesity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences issued a warning to continue to be on guard when it comes to the flu.

According to a report from NBC affiliate KARK, researchers at UAMS said since the flu began early, it's sticking around longer than normal.

Recent rounds of winter-like weather during the spring also contributed to the continuance of flu season.

"It is possible in any flu season to get the virus more than once, especially this season when all four strains are circulating," Dr. Eric Rosenbaum said. "So just because you get influenza A earlier in the season doesn't mean you're in the clear. There are three other strains that can affect your health too."

So far, there have been around 53,000 flu cases in Arkansas this season.

Dr. Rosebaum said with cases of the flu still prevalent around the state, it's still recommended that you get a flu shot.

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