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Flu Cases On the Rise in Arkansas

JANUARY 24, 2007 - Posted at 7:46 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The State Department of Health and Human Services says flu cases are being detected in Arkansas.  Seven counties have positive test results for the respiratory virus, and numerous counties are reporting that a flu-like illness is circulating.

Health officials say counties with positive influenza cultures are Ashley, Columbia, Garland, Pike, Pope, Pulaski and Union.

Flu season in Arkansas generally runs from December to March.  Health officials say it is still not too late to get a flu shot.  The vaccinations are available from health units and private physicians.

The flu virus can bring complications, which can sometimes be life threatening for the elderly, those with chronic diseases and the very young.

It takes about two weeks for a flu vaccine to become fully effective.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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