Where Travis County stands as CDC issues flu advisory

Where Travis County stands as CDC issues flu advisory

AUSTIN (KXAN) — With many gathering for the holidays armed with their COVID-19 booster shots, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to also get their flu shots. The CDC this week issued an advisory as the H3N2 strain begins to spread, the same strain lineage that led to tens of thousands of deaths during the 2017-2018 flu season. The health agency said cases are climbing among children and young adults. Infectious disease expert Dr. Christelle Liboudo said the surge could be linked to less mask-wearing and social distancing. “I think part of it is mitigation is just falling by the wayside because, understandably so, people are tired of the pandemic,” she said. “So, we are taking more risks.” Flu cases across the U.S. and Texas remain …
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