Flu Season Ramping Up In SD

Flu Season Ramping Up In SD

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — The flu season is beginning to ramp up in South Dakota, with focal points of the virus in Yankton and the Rapid City metropolitan area.

State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells the Yankton Press and Dakotan that the virus will move statewide sooner than later. He says it will likely move from Yankton up to Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Mitchell and Pierre.

As of the latest report on December 21st, South Dakota has had 68 laboratory culture-confirmed cases and 267 cases confirmed with preliminary tests.

Yankton has had 10 confirmed cases.

Kightlinger says residents shouldn’t wait to get their flu shots, as it takes about two weeks for the immune response to build up in a person.

The Centers For Disease Control currently has South Dakota’s spread classified as “local.”

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