SCDHEC – Flu cases increasing

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is strongly encouraging flu shots for all eligible residents. Flu shots are recommended for ages six months and up.
DHEC’s latest weekly flu report shows numbers for the week of Dec. 5-11. During that week, South Carolina reported 775 lab-confirmed cases, which signified “widespread flu activity” across the state. South Carolina did not experience widespread activity last flu season. During the same week last year, the Palmetto State saw just 50 cases. And the year before that, it reported 309 cases. Weekly flu reports from earlier this season also show higher numbers than the previous two years.