Wisconsin Sees Increase in Flu Cases Compared to Last Year

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is seeing another jump in flu cases with five times the amount of confirmed cases compared to this time last year.

WLUK reports that as of last week, the state had nearly 940 confirmed flu cases, compared to nearly 180 during the same period last year.

Prevea Health Centers have treated nearly 330 flu cases this season in the northeast part of the state. That compares to nearly 30 cases at this time last year. This flu season’s amount at Prevea already has surpassed its total number of nearly 230 cases last season.

Dr. Paul Pritchard, Prevea Health chief quality officer, says the primary reason for this year’s increase in flu cases is that the vaccine developed last spring isn’t as effective.

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