Va. Health Officials See Rise In Flu Activity

5:36 PM, Jan 10, 2011   |    comments
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia health officials are seeing a rise in flu activity in the far southwest part of the state.

Officials say flu activity has reached the "widespread" stage in Virginia and activity has been rising locally. This flu season also is getting off to a slower start than other years, which means it may last longer into the spring.

Health officials say the flu vaccine is in good supply and are asking people to consider getting the shot if you haven't already done so.

Typical flu symptoms include fever, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches, and extreme fatigue.

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