Florida Sees Surge in Flu Cases, Certain Counties More Affected than Others

Florida is experiencing a high rate of flu-related illnesses as it is flu season. But certain parts of the state are being struck more severely than others.

According to the FDOH’s most current Florida Flu Review, outbreaks occurred in the following counties between December 17 and December 23. The most affected counties are Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Bradford County, Charlotte County, and Volusia County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified Florida’s flu activity as “high” in relation to other states in the union in its most recent weekly report.

The Florida Department of Health reports that the number of flu cases has been rising in the majority of the state’s counties. According to FDOH experts, people who normally have weakened immune systems, such as the very young, adults 65 years of age or older, and pregnant women, are especially vulnerable to influenza.

RSV cases, on the other hand, are decreasing in Florida, although outbreaks have been documented in Flagler and Martin counties, according to the FDOH.

The flu season continues till mid-May. Authorities suggest that everyone should get a flu shot to immunize themselves against the flu-causing agents.