Health
7:56 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Flue Cases Confirmed in Eastern Kentucky

A health department has confirmed flu cases in eastern Kentucky and is urging people in the community to get vaccinated. WYMT-TV reports the flu cases confirmed by the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department are the first cases of seasonal flu reported in Kentucky.

The health department says although flu season typically begins in the fall, there can be a low level of activity as early as late summer. All the cases in Boyd County so far are a strain that is included in this season's vaccine.