According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year from complications of influenza (flu) and an average of 23,000 die annually. Flu seasons can vary in their timing, severity, and duration from one season to another. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May. The 2015-2016 Kentucky flu season started a little later than the previous three flu seasons. This is one of the later season peaks on record.
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- Data requested directly from the Kentucky Department for Public Health