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Flu still spreading around Central New York

Winter may be over, but the flu is still spreading around Central New York. Doctors say the flu is still out there and still considered widespread in New York State.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Winter may be over, but the flu is still spreading around Central New York.

Doctors say the flu is still out there and still considered widespread in New York State.

As long as the flu is spreading, you can get the shot, although it doesn't reach full effect for a few weeks.

Influenza A is dropping off, but Influenza B is still out there.

A lot of people think they've had the flu, but in fact there are a number of viruses going around, with similar symptoms, making you sick.

Dr. Bruce Simmons, Medical Director at SUNY Upstate, told NewsChannel 9 that with most routine viral upper respiratory infections adults won’t have high fevers.

“If you didn't have a fever and you developed a sore throat, the running nose, it's most likely one form of cold virus,” Dr. Simmons said.

As for the flu, it has been a tougher year because it's lasted four months, which Dr. Simmons says is a bit unusual.

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