flu season http://apr.org en Flu Cases Up In Alabama From Last Season http://apr.org/post/flu-cases-alabama-last-season <P>State Health Officer Don Williamson says Alabama's flu season started earlier than a year ago and there are more cases. But he said it's not out of line with some of the busiest years during the last decade.</P> <P>Williamson said at a news conference Friday that Alabama's flu season took off in November and the most common type has been influenza A, which is covered by this season's flu shot. State health department officials can't say how many cases have been reported, but Williamson said 12 percent of the visits to Alabama doctors' offices in late December were for flu-like symptoms. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:28:42 +0000 The Associated Press 23108 at http://apr.org Flu Cases Up In Alabama From Last Season US Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad, CDC Says http://apr.org/post/us-flu-season-starts-early-could-be-bad-cdc-says <P>Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one.</P> <P>The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly.</P> <P>But officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the nation seems to be fairly well prepared. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:58:27 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21505 at http://apr.org US Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad, CDC Says