Health officials know that the influenza virus spreads from Southern to Northern Hemisphere. That puts Oregon pretty late in the game and means the flu season here doesn’t end until May. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert sits down with Lane County Public Health nurse Cindy Morgan, to talk cold and flu symptoms, possible immunity and flu shot effectiveness.
Cindy Morgan is Communicable Disease Supervisor for Lane County Public Health. Last year, seventeen people died of complications of the flu. $13 million in tax payer dollars were spent treating influenza in Lane County. Health officials say it is not too late to get a flu shot.