Flu activity continues to intensify across the country and in Georgia. State health officials have stated that this year’s flu season is the worst in a decade.
On Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health said 51 people have died of the flu-related symptoms in Georgia. This number is up from 37 as reported on Wednesday and there has been one pediatric death in Georgia – a teen in Newnan.
The Georgia Department of Public Health states there are sporadic shortages of Tamiflu, but that there is not a complete shortage in the state.
The predominant flu strain this season, H3N2, typically leads to more illnesses and deaths. Officials still encourage flu shots if you have not received one.