Health officials predict surge in flu cases

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- While cases of influenza are low, health officials expect them to surge as the weather gets colder.

Liz Healy, infection control specialist at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says it’s a good time to protect yourself.

Healy says flu shots can also help with recovery.

Healy says they expect flu cases to rebound after a couple of low infection years.

The normal peak time for flu cases used to be in January through March.