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Flu numbers down for Southwest Georgia

It's no secret Fall is here, but does that mean you should be worrying about the flu?

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It's no secret Fall is here, but does that mean you should be worrying about the flu?

Officials with the Southwest Georgia Health District say yes and no.

Dr. Jacqueline Grant says from August 1st through September 30th more than 1500 people were tested for having flu like symptoms, but only 233 people tested positive for the flu.

She says so far this has been a slow flu season, but it doesn't mean you should stop being cautious.

"Because flu usually peaks around January and February. So we're early in the flu season so it's definitely important. It takes about two weeks to develop immunity with the flu shot."

She adds that you should continue doing small things, like washing your hands, and if you're sick, stay inside.

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