2019 is a Good Year for Flu so far
The partial government shutdown in Washington, D.C., has not affected flu surveillance efforts at the Centers for Disease Control. According to the agency’s weekly summary, influenza activity remains elevated across the United States, with more cases of influenza-A infections than influenza-B.
Wyoming, however, is among 30 other states reporting widespread influenza. The number of cases in Wyoming at this time is above the nationwide baseline for influenza activity.
The latest statewide data is from the week ending Dec. 31, 2018, in which the Wyoming Department of Health estimated more than 100 new cases in Campbell County, between 51 and 75 new cases in Sheridan County, and between 26 and 50 new cases in Johnson County.
Although the flu shot may not protect people from every strain of influenza, getting one often lessens the impact and severity when a person does come down with the illness.