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Wed December 9, 2009
Flu wanes in Wyoming for now
By Renny MacKay
Laramie, WY – Flu activity is waning in Wyoming, but health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and practice good hygiene. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay reports
This fall, flu activity reached the highest point the state had seen in a decade, but now flu cases have dropped off. Department of Health spokeswoman, Kim Deti, says they're not sure why, and they are also not sure what to expect for the rest of the winter. She says almost all of the cases this fall were swine flu, but the state is just now entering the seasonal flu season so either strain could flare up.
"Because of that uncertainty we definitely want to encourage people to seek out vaccines."
Deti says the swine flu vaccine should be available to most people soon, if it isn't already. Decisions about who gets the vaccine are made at the county level.
For Wyoming Public Radio I'm Renny MacKay.