2 Cases of Influenza Reported in Kentucky

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The cases were from Henderson and Jefferson counties.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- State officials say two cases of influenza have turned up in Kentucky.

The Kentucky Department for Public Health will report the results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state agency says that's considered "sporadic," or the lowest level of flu activity.

The cases were from Henderson and Jefferson counties.

Flu vaccinations take a couple of weeks before a person develops immunity to the disease, so officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated as soon as their health provider has vaccine available. They recommend vaccinations for anyone older than 6 months.

Officials also advise washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and staying home when you're sick.

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