Flu season, the best it’s been in years

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. —Some good news during the pandemic, this year’s flu season is significantly better than years past.

Jackson County Public Health says it’s because so many are taking the necessary precautions.

Typically flu season runs from October through April.

Jackson County Medical Director Dr. Jim Shames says cases are considerably lower both statewide, and locally.

“The answer really is what flu season, I mean we don’t have a flu season this year, there have been remarkably few cases of flu, very few hospitalizations,” says Dr. Shames.

Influenza is still present.

To prevent the spread, wash your hands, avoid close contact with those who are sick, and avoid touching your eyes mouth, or nose.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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