flu virus

ADPH Warns Peak Flu Season Is Just Around the Corner

Flu season is in full swing, and experts are warning that now is the time to take precautions so that you don’t catch the illness. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, this year’s flu season had its earliest start in 10 years- since the 2009 H1N1 outbreak. “We’re seeing it everywhere in the state,” Epidemiologist Supervisor Amanda Ingram…

Flu Virus Spreading in Schools Across State, Nation

Peak flu season may be over, but doctors say the flu is still active through March and often well into May. School nurses report younger children being the most likely to contract the illness, because they’re often sitting close to each other for hours a day. Butler County Lead Nurse Debbie Hyatt says the symptoms she looks for include an…