WEBVTT ARE SEEING NOW AND WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING TO HELP YOURSELF. >> WE ARE AT PEAK FLU SEASON. CHIP DR. RACHEL LEE SAYS ALABAMA IS ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT ESPECIALLY JEFFERSON COUNTY. >> WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN PATIENTS COMING IN WITH FLULIKE SYMPTOMS. CHIP: SYMPTOMS THAT INCLUDE FEVER AND BODY ACHES. AND IN MORE SEVERE CASES, CHEST PAIN. THERE IS ONLY WITH YOU THAT CAN BE GONE – DONE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF FLU. >> UNFORTUNATELY, THESE THINGS HAPPEN – WITH KIDS, IF ONE PERSON GETS SICK AND LOT OF PEOPLE WILL GET SICK. CHIP: THE DOCTORS SAYS THE NUMBER OF FLU CASE SHE IS SEEING THIS YEAR IS FEWER THAN LAST YEAR BUT YET STORE HIGHER THAN NORMAL. AND WE HAVE STILL A FEW WEEKS LEFT OF THE FLU SEASON. >> STAY ON IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL. CHIP: DOCTORS SAY THE BEST DEFENSE IS STILL A FLU SHOT. IT IS MID FEBRUARY BUT DOCTORS SAY IT IS NOT TOO LATE. THE DOCTOR SAYS THE FLU SHOT APPEARS TO BE WORKING THIS YEAR.
Flu cases are still on the rise in Alabama. A new report from state health officials says the disease is widespread in most of the state. Mobile County is the only area in which numbers are not growing. The flu has been blamed for 15 deaths in the state since September. One of the victims was a child, and the other 14 were adults.The state report shows flu-like illnesses are worst in southeastern Alabama, followed by the northern end of the state.Alabama is one of 47 states reporting widespread influenza activity. People who are sick with the flu often experience fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and, in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea.RELATED: Flu adding to record numbers at Children's of Alabama emergency departmentFlu widespread in Alabama; 1 child death reportedFlu virus hits several school districts in Alabama
A new report from state health officials says the disease is widespread in most of the state.
The flu has been blamed for 15 deaths in the state since September. One of the victims was a child, and the other 14 were adults.
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Alabama Alabama's Weekly Influenza Report for Feb 3-9
Flu adding to record numbers at Children's of Alabama emergency department
Flu widespread in Alabama; 1 child death reported
Flu virus hits several school districts in Alabama