Weekly Flu Update


The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting over 250 positive flu tests so far this season.

Since September 30th there has been one death from the flu reported and it was an adult between the ages of 45 and 64.

Last flu season was the worst the state has seen in the three decades when a total of 227 deaths were attributed to the illness.

Last week, 28 counties reported influenza cases. The majority in the listening area coming from Izard and White Counties.

Health officials continue urging everyone to get a flu vaccine.    MORE

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