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Monday, December 6, 2010 - 9:22am

Flu Cases Increase in Georgia

The Flu in Georgia has increased from moderate to high levels according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Georgia is now leading the nation in reported flu cases. The peak of flu season is not until January, but this week is National Influenza Vaccination week.

Dr. Yabode Beysolow with the CDC says every year the flu starts in one region of the country and moves outward. This year it started in the Southeast.

“Georgia is actually showing what we call regional activity at this moment. It’s not widespread but it’s the most activity of all the states currently. Doesn’t mean that it will stay that way. We do anticipate that other states will increase as far as their flu activity.”

Beysolow says there are flu cases throughout the state. The best way to prevent it is to get a vaccine. She says Georgia still has more than enough vaccines for people that want one.