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More south Georgians coming down with the flu

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Centers for Disease Control upgraded Georgia's flu status to widespread.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Craig Smith says Influenza A is the most common strain this year, and it's resistant to Tamiflu.

 Doctors are resorting to other medications to treat symptoms, and they say we haven't see the worst of it yet.       

"We're still on an upswing we haven't peaked yet nationally or in the state," said Dr. Smith.  

Since it could be another three weeks before the virus peaks, getting a flu shot could still be beneficial. It takes the flu shot two weeks to take effect.

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