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Latest Missoula and Flathead Flu Numbers

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Flathead county is seeing less flu cases than last year, but we still have not hit the peak of the season.

Sixty-seven cases are confirmed in Flathead county, while Missoula county reports ninety-seven.

In the Valley, there have been a few flu-related hospitalizations, for patients as young as eighteen months.

Jody White, the community health services director for the Flathead City-County Health Department, reminds us all to make a habit of hand washing and covering a sneeze.

She also says you should avoid touching your face, and you should try to stay home if you are sick.

"It's not too late to get a flu shot," said White, "If you can go to your local health department, or to your provider, or many other pharmacies, there's still flu vaccine available. It takes about two weeks to be effective."

White also said that if you know you have been exposed to the flu, taking an antiviral within forty-eight hours can make the symptoms less severe.

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