Florida Flu Season Worst In Ten Years

Jan 10, 2013

Florida is having the worst flu season it’s had in a decade. That’s according to the state surgeon general. The number of flu cases all over the state is much higher than expected at this point in the season.

Pharmacies and doctors offices around Florida have been busy giving out a lot of flu shots. And state Surgeon General John Armstrong said, that’s a good thing, because flu season is bad this year.

“The last time we had a moderately severe flu season like this in Florida was about 10 years ago," he said.

He says, the number of flu cases is peaking much earlier than normal in the season. But, on the plus side, Armstrong said, this year’s flu strain is easily fought with the flu shot.

He said, it’s important to wash hands often and to stay home if you’re feeling sick.