Still Leading the Pack

It’s beginning to feel like this year’s flu season is never going to end. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released new flu statistics and Arizona continues to be one of the states hardest hit by influenza-like illnesses.

From “The Daily Wildcat:”

Arizona has the highest rate of confirmed flu cases in the country this flu season. The flu has reached “widespread” status in Arizona, and it is not showing signs of slowing down soon.

KPNX-TV in Phoenix ran a recent story to try to determine why Arizona has been hit so hard by the flu bug this season. Click here or on the video below to watch it.


In its weekly influenza summary, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) still lists flu activity in our state as “high.” According to a report in the Phoenix New Times, ADHS “expects the flu to stick around for a few more months.” The article also quotes Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, as saying – it’s not too late to get a flu shot if you haven’t already.

“If you’re not protected yet, now’s the time to go get your flu shot,” she said. “It’s better to be protected late than not protected at all.”

Given that our blog touches people in every corner of our state, we want to hear from you about the impact the flu has had on your community this year. After all – we are all in this together. And working together is the key to our goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

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