Kentucky’s first influenza case of the season is in Louisville, according to the Department for Public Health.
State health officials are reporting the results to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of statewide flu surveillance efforts.
Kentucky’s flu activity will be classified at the lowest level.
Flu season in Kentucky typically begins in October or November.
State health officials said Kentuckians are encouraged to get a flu vaccination as soon as their health provider has it in stock. It takes about two weeks for immunity to develop and offer protection against flu.
Local health departments and private health care providers are expected to have adequate flu vaccine supplies for this year’s season.