Flu rates are starting to slow in Genesee County
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 6, 2018
Health Director Paul Petitt reported to the Human Services Committee at a meeting yesterday that there have been 520 confirmed flu cases in Genesee County this season.
That’s well over twice the average of the 150 to 200 cases usually recorded during flu season.
Fortunately the number of reported cases is beginning to slow, however there is typically a second peak during flu season.
Petitt said the flu shot is still the best way to prevent or reduce the severity of the flu even though it is only reported to be around 40 percent effective.