Report: Flu Numbers Dropping in Maryland
Doctors still are urging residents to get a flu shot.
The number of flu cases in Maryland have dropped over the last week, but health officials still are pushing residents to get the flu vaccine, according to a report in The Gazette.
For the week ending Dec. 29, 10.1 percent of people visiting doctors were there for the flu. For the week ending Jan. 5, only 3.5 percent of people visiting doctors were there for the flu, according to a report from the state.
Maryland’s flu season might have peaked, but the number of cases remains widespread statewide, and health officials still are urging people to be vaccinated, a state epidemiologist said Monday.
The numbers still are higher than the past two flu seasons, according to The Gazette report.