Laramie, Wy – A total of 1800 cases of the flu have been reported to the Wyoming Health Department so far this year. State Health Officer Dr. Brent Sherard notes that probably an under-estimation of the cases since many providers don't perform flu tests this late in the season. The good news is Sherard says officials believe the flu season may have peaked in Wyoming. The bad news is he says five people likely died because of the flu in the state.
Sherard says the state still expects to receive about 100 doses of pediatric flu vaccine sometime after the first of the year. For those who did not receive a flu shot, he says the best defense is frequent hand washing and making sure surfaces in the home are disinfected.