By Tim Kowols
The peak of flu season may be still over a month away, but that does not mean the virus is not gaining traction in the state. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, influenza cases are on the rise this season with seniors being hit the hardest. Dr. James Heise from Door County Medical Center says he has noticed the uptick in flu cases and it is not because this season’s vaccine is not working like past years.
Getting the vaccine and practicing good hygiene are good ways to stave off the impact of the flu, according to Dr. Heise. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says of the 95 influenza-associated hospitalizations, 63 percent of them were aged 65 and older.