flu http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Natrona Health Officer advises waiting until November to get a flu shot http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/natrona-health-officer-advises-waiting-until-november-get-flu-shot <p></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:54:12 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 47427 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Natrona Health Officer advises waiting until November to get a flu shot Recent Flu Numbers High http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/recent-flu-numbers-high <p></p><p>Wyoming is reporting the highest rate of influenza since&nbsp;the&nbsp;swine flu epidemicin 2009.&nbsp;Clay Van Houten with the&nbsp;Wyoming Department of Health says numbers&nbsp;are three times as high as last year.</p><p>“A couple weeks ago we had a little over 450 cases reported,” says Van Houten, “that’s definitely more than any week we’ve had reported since 2009.”</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:30:51 +0000 Sara Hossaini 35051 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Recent Flu Numbers High Early Flu Season Should Be Taken Seriously http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/early-flu-season-should-be-taken-seriously <p>Flu season is starting earlier than usual in Wyoming. Department of Health Spokeswoman Kim Deti says February and March are usually the peak times for the illness, and it’s not clear why the season is starting early.</p><p>Deti says everyone over the age of six months should get a flu shot. She says the vaccines are not guaranteed to prevent getting the flu, but they’re the best protection available.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:54:09 +0000 Willow Belden 31284 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Early Flu Season Should Be Taken Seriously