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Flu season has past its peak

Drew Kelly

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It looks as though the flu season is finally coming to an end.

Cases at Mayo Health System in La Crosse have finally started to level off, after weeks of what the CDC called an epidemic in several states.

“It is possible for it to jump up. However, historically, it hasn’t done that,” Mayo infection preventionist Kellee Dixon said. “It does kind of do a natural bell curve, and once we see that peak, it will trail off before it dies out for the season.”

Dixon added that the best way to ensure the flu doesn’t get out of hand is everyone get the flu shot. Other advice was pretty common sense, like staying home from work or other activities when sick to avoid spreading the virus.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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