Flu Hits High Country (2018-12-27 15:54:23)

The flu has reached high levels in many parts of the United States.

High Country Press reports there have been several confirmed flu cases in the High Country, and there have been eight confirmed deaths from the flu in North Carolina so far this year.

According to the report, although the death rate is currently above average, health experts have confirmed that the most common flu strand found this season is considered milder than last season, which was one of the worst seasons for the flu on record.

The flu vaccination is the best way to fight the virus.

Flu shots are usually available in doctor’s offices, health-care clinics, county health departments, pharmacies and college health centers.