Immediate Care clinic seeing an increase in flu cases

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) - Health officials at Immediate Care in Foley say they've seen around 20 flu cases a day for the past week.

Nurse Jill Arnold says this is one of the worst flu seasons she's ever seen.

"It's really crazy. We've seen more cases of the flu than I ever have."

Loretta Eytchison says she came into the clinic to get a flu test. She says she has some of the symptoms.

"I have a sore throat," Eytchison said. "I've been having severe headaches."

Arnold says flu season runs until around March. She says a lot of the people she's seen have had the flu shot. She says it's still a good idea to get a flu shot because your symptoms might not be as bad.

Arnold says everyone needs to take the proper precautions. 

"We're advising people if they do have the flu, not to go to work," Arnold said. "Wear a mask and wash your hands."

Health officials in Florida and Mississippi have also reported more flu cases than previous years. 

Mobile County

Baldwin County

Northwest Florida