LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) – According to Wisconsin Health Services Department, influenza activity was hit in the state two weeks ago.
But in west Wisconsin, the second time is the peak of flu
Health officials say that this year's flu season is unique because two different types of flu were different.
"We saw a peak earlier this year by January or February and the flu strain is different, which is still in the vaccine, but usually flu strain we don't see enough of. So this other flu strain, this H3N2, is more Public Health Nurse La Crosse, Public Health Division Jo Foellmi, said.
Foellmi says that it will be a slow flu season and that no hospital would be reported until after 1
50 influenza-related hospitals and the Department of Health Eau Claire They say they saw 55 this year.
"Today we see a number of hospitals associated with this type of flu. Many people are still displaying signs and are going to seek treatment, to be tested, to get the antiviral medicines. "Foellmi said.
According to the DHS, West Wisconsin currently has high levels.
Officials say that while the season is no longer at peak, it is worth getting vaccination if you are not already.
"It will put the symptoms so hard and you will get a little faster. And we hope to protect those, well I shouldn't say that I hope. It will protect the people around you by giving them some protection." , though you are the one who got the shot, "Foellmi said.
Officials hope that the flu season in the region will continue in May.