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Rampant Flu in Sacramento

Rampant Flu in Sacramento

It's here.

We're seeing an increase in flu cases across Sacramento County.  Doctor Olivia Kasirye is the county's health officer and says she's seen a spike in activity with more area medical providers detecting the virus in their patients.

"Last week it was about 6%, and it has gone up to about 20% for this week," Kasirye said.

She continued to say that right now we're dealing with three separate strains, but all of them are covered by available vaccines.

"This is a good time to do that because it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect," Kasirye advised.

Over the last two months, five people have been hospitalized because of the flu. That compares to just one during the same period last year.

 

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