Flu season continues

Even though flu season peaked in early February, and the number of people with the flu is falling, the season is not over. Indiana is still in the “widespread” category, said the Indiana State Dept. of Health.

The department’s latest report said 289 people have died from the flu this flu season.

The CDC said Indiana is one of 17 states reporting widespread flu activity. Six more states are reporting high flu rates, still.

The CDC also said another strain of the flu is making its way around. The “influenza b” has surpassed “influenza a”, and could be worse, especially for children. The CDC said you can get sick from both in the same season.