Flu Season Ongoing in Alaska
Dozens of new positive rapid influenza reports were received by the Section of Epidemiology on Thursday. The good news is: it's still not too late to be vaccinated against influenza. The vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective, and continues to protect against the disease for about one year.
"Although influenza activity has been low so far this year, we have seen a great increase in reported cases over the past week," said Dr. Jay Butler, Public Health Director.