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Grant County health officials: Flu season has ended

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The 2014-2015 flu season has ended. The 2014-2015 flu season has ended.
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -

 According to Grant County health officials, the 2014-2015 influenza season is over. Flu activity in the state and numbers of reported cases in Grant County have dropped to pre-flu season numbers says Grant County Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny.

During the season, the Grant County Health District received notification of 652 positive influenza lab reports and four influenza deaths.

Healthcare providers are not required to report flu test results, but in order to monitor flu cases, Grant County Health District partnered with hospitals in the area that reported positive flu results. The reports assisted the health district facilitate timely notification to the community when flu was on the rise.

According to the GCHD, it is not uncommon for the flu season to last into May or June. Grant County has not received reports of flu cases since mid-May. Therefore, with no additional flu cases for four weeks, the 2014-2015 flu season is likely over. Additional cases or clusters may still occur and monitoring will continue.

Residents are encouraged to get their 2015-2016 flu shot as soon as they become available through your healthcare provider or pharmacy.

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