State’s First Influenza Case Reported

10/22/11 – Wisconsin health officials say we all need to get our flu shots. The urging was repeated after the state recorded its first confirmed influenza case of the season. The victim is an adult from northeastern Wisconsin. Residents are being told the most effective way to avoid getting sick is to get that flu shot. They say there is still time for the vaccine to be effective. The current case is seen as an indicator the flu season is getting off to an early start. Normally the Wisconsin season runs from November to March, reaching a peak in late January or February.