An early spike in flu this year is straining health care providers across the state. Birmingham-area hospitals are seeing higher volumes of patients in emergency departments and beds are filling up quickly.
Alabama is among the top five states in the United States with the highest rate of flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Recourses (ADCNR), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), confirmed cases of bird flu among wild black vultures in Montgomery County.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Alabama might be experiencing one of the worst flu outbreaks in the country this season.
Two school districts in Alabama have announced they’re switching to remote learning again amidst a rise in flu illnesses in students and faculty.
Doctors at Children’s of Alabama announced they are seeing more cases of flu already this year and said they are expecting a “weird” flu season.