Kraig Humbaugh http://wkyufm.org en Increasing Flu Cases in Kentucky Close School System http://wkyufm.org/post/increasing-flu-cases-kentucky-close-school-system <p>Kentucky health officials say flu cases are being seen earlier this year.&nbsp; State epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says it's hard to predict if that could mean a more severe flu season or if we'll reach peak season earlier. "We've already reached what we call a regional level of flu activity in the state and that's one level away from widespread and that's the highest category," explains Humbaugh.</p><p>Flu season in Kentucky typically peaks in January or February.&nbsp; The earliest flu activity this season was reported in August in eastern Kentucky.&nbsp; Dr. Humbaugh says the number of statewide cases has climbed over the past few weeks.&nbsp;</p><p>The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of six months.</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:51:01 +0000 Kentucky News Network & Lisa Autry 23264 at http://wkyufm.org Families Urged to Keep Vaccinations Current http://wkyufm.org/post/families-urged-keep-vaccinations-current <p>State Health Officials in the Commonwealth are calling on parents to take steps to be certain their children have been immunized for a variety of diseases. This is National Immunization Awareness Month, and State Epidemiologist Kraig Humbaugh says its important not to become complacent about the issue. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 10:45:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 16610 at http://wkyufm.org Families Urged to Keep Vaccinations Current