Flu Outbreaks Reported in Several Alabama Counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Flu outbreaks recently were reported in several Alabama counties.

State Health Officer, Doctor Donald Williamson, in a statment today, said influenza activity was confirmed in Coffee, DeKalb, Elmore, Greene, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Tuscaloosa counties.

Flu outbreaks usually occur between November and March and usually peaks in January and February.

Flu shots are recommended for children ages six months to 23 months, pregnant women, people 65 and older, and people of all ages with chronic health conditions.

On the Net: www.adph.org/influenza.

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