Flu season is not over yet

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BOWLING GREEN, KY (WBKO) --- Many months have passed since the start of flu season, but it still isn't over just yet.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of this month, there have been over 22 million flu cases across the country.

That number has been added up since flu season began last October.

Local pharmacist Courtney Sheldon of Sheldon's Pharmacy says the virus is still going around Bowling Green.

"We are in March, so typically you would see the flu season kind of be over, we are still seeing prescriptions come through, we're still seeing some flu cases, now that we're doing flu testing here we do see a lot."

As a preventative measure, Sheldon touts the importance of getting the flu shot.

"It is dying down so hopefully that's a good thing but it's still going on so it's still a good opportunity to get your flu shot if you have not gotten your flu shot yet, if you still see flu going around the community it is important to make sure you get vaccinated," Sheldon said.

Common flu symptoms include cough, fever and a runny nose, and it can be treated with antiviral drugs.

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