Report: Flu Numbers Dropping in Maryland

Doctors are still urging residents to get a flu shot.

The number of flu cases in Maryland have dropped over the last week, but health officials are still pushing residents to get the flu vaccine, according to a report in The Gazette.

The week ending Dec. 29, 10.1 prcent of people visiting doctors were for the flu and the week ending Jan. 5 only 3.5 percent of people visiting doctors were there for the flu, according to a report from the state.

Maryland’s flu season might have peaked, but the number of cases remains widespread statewide and health officials are still urging people to be vaccinated, a state epidemiologist said Monday.

The numbers are still higher than the past two flu seasons, according to the Gazette report.

Find out where to get a flu shot in Carroll County.


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