First flu case confirmed in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin health officials have confirmed the first flu case.

The Department of Health Services said Friday an adult from northeastern Wisconsin is the first confirmed case. No other information about the patient was released.

This first case indicates an early start to flu season for Wisconsin that generally runs from November to March, with peak activity around late-January or February.

To get your flu shot, contact your health care provider, local public health department, tribal health clinic, or go to www.flu.gov to find a flu vaccination center near you.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccine will continue to be shipped to Wisconsin throughout the flu season.