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High Flu Activity So Far This Season

The CDC is reporting high levels of influenza-like illness across the United States, and South Carolina is one of 29 states that reported high activity for the week ending December 29.  Reports of severe illness, hospitalizations, and several deaths have health officials urging everyone who has not been vaccinated to get vaccinated.  Being vaccinated does not guarantee you will not get the flu, however.  If you suspect you have the flu, a visit to your healthcare provider can determine whether or not you should start an antiviral treatment.  These treatments are most effective when they are started as early as possible once you become ill.  For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.