Flu cases on the rise in Southwest Georgia

Flu on the rise in Southwest Georgia

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany health experts said the number of flu cases is increasing in Southwest Georgia.

Steven Kitchen, the chief medical officer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, walked WALB through last week’s reports.

Kitchen said the hospital had a total of 38 flu cases.

That's the highest weekly total so far this flu season.

And while those numbers aren’t as high as this time last year, Phoebe doctors said they are now increasing.

“We are still seeing more patients who are presenting every week with flu like symptoms. And also we are seeing more patients who are testing positive for flu,” said Kitchen.

Phoebe doctors said it is still not too late to get a flu shot, which is still your best preventive measure.

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