ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Flu season is here but flu activity remains low in Minnesota.
In its Weekly Influenza & Respiratory Illness Activity Report, the Department of Health says surveillance indicators showed a sporadic geographic spread of influenza during the week ending Oct. 12.
There's been one influenza hospitalization in the past two weeks in southeast Minnesota, according to the report.
Flu season runs from October to May with most cases occurring in January and February. Health experts say getting a flu shot is the best way to protect against the flu. It can take up to two weeks for the flu vaccine to take effect.
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