Flu cases on the increase, but still light in Wyandotte County

Hospitals in Kansas City, Kan., have seen some flu cases, but they are considered a low number.

On Thursday, Dec. 4, the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., reported eight cases of persons hospitalized with the flu, a spokesman said.

Providence Medical Center has counted five to six patients with the flu, a very light number initially, with no admissions, a spokesman said. All of these flu patients were tested through the emergency room at Providence.

The CDC earlier this week said the flu vaccine was not as effective this year because of other strains of flu. However, doctors at KU Hospital still recommended getting a flu vaccine as it would probably make the effects of the flu less severe, and the flu vaccine will cover some of the strains that people are exposed to.

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