Local health care providers see falling flu numbers, optimistic season end is nearing

The most wide-spread flu season in about a decade may be over.

Weekly influenza data released from the Centers for Disease Control show flu activity is continuing to fall across the country.

Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse says local numbers have also dropped off. While flu cases may be slowing down in our area, health care providers say you can still get sick.

“Flu season is really never done. There’s the calendar where we stop counting flu, but you can get the flu at any time during the year. But we think we’ve turned a corner and we’re hoping we’ve seen the end of this season,” said Mayo Clinic Health System Infection Prevention Nurse Kellee Dixon.

Gundersen Health System is also seeing a big drop in the number of flu cases, and believes the end of the season is near.