Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 11, 2013 @ 8:13PM
Created on January 11, 2013 @ 6:25PM
United Hospital Center's Doctor Mark Povroznik made an emergency trip to the 5 News studio to stress the importance of being prepared for the flu. There are 47 states reporting widespread illness. There are about 1,400 confirmed cases here in the Mountain State
, but that number is likely much higher.
On this segment we will discuss:
What is the flu situation here in West Virginia?
Officials are urging everyone to get the flu shot but some sources are reporting that this year's vaccine is only 62% effective, is that the case?
Why is it so important that people pay attention to this outbreak?
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