Flu cases are decreasing in Yakima County as one of the toughest flu seasons in years continues in the state of Washington. Melissa Sixberry is the Director of Disease Control at the Yakima Health District. The numbers are down from where they had been over the last couple of weeks. We're hoping we've peacked and are hoping to see the decline now."
At the peak of the season last month Sixberry says Yakima saw a high of 214 cases of the flu. 122 cases of the flu were reported last week in Yakima. 176 cases were reported the week before. This week Sixberry says she expects 150 cases. And while the numbers are starting to go down the flu is still in the valley and flu shots are still effective and available. Sixberry says the season won't end until late March or early April.