The flu virus is here.
In the past 2 weeks, Cooper Clinic reported performing 722 tests for the flu. Of those, 211 tested positive.
Arkansas State Epidemiologist Dr. Dirk Haselow said the flu virus has hit the public much earlier this year, and this year’s peak is expected to surpass those from previous years.
Pharmacist Sheila Schuster has been busy at work lately. “We’ve had whole households come in – 5 or 6 people – and every one of them contracted the flu,” she said.