For the fifth straight week Kentucky health officials are reporting widespread flu activity in the state.
Deputy Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Kraig Humbaugh said that is the highest level of activity but not unusual for January.
“What is a bit unusual is that we started to report widespread activity in the early part of December and have continued to report it then for these last 5 weeks,” Humbaugh said. “So it started a bit earlier this season.”
Humbaugh said best protection is still a flu shot.