Strand “A” flu numbers down, Stand “B” numbers rising

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The Centers for Disease Control is sending out a warning about a second wave of the flu.

There are two main strands of the Flu.

A and B.

Doctors at Dayton Children’s Hospital say strand A cases are down, but strand B cases are inching up.

“There’s just a little bitty increase in Influenza B. We’ve seen this before. We sometimes have a 2 peak season. All of us are hoping it’s not as bad as the main peak,” said Dr. Sherman Alter, the The Director of Infectious Diseases at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

If you’ve had strand A, you can still get the flu again. 

“If you haven’t been vaccinated. The CDC and other experts recommend that you still get vaccinated while influenza is circulating,” said Dr. Alter. 

The CDC says children could be vulnerable to strand B, but Dr. Alter says children are always vulnerable to the flu.

He says they are still seeing flu patients but it’s not nearly as many as a few months ago.

“It’s not zero. But it does appear to be going slowly down hill,” said Dr. Alter. 

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