The Kentucky Department of Public Health say five adults and one child have died as the result of flu this season.
Dr. Kraig Humbaugh of the department told WKYT-TV in Lexington the flu in Kentucky is considered widespread and has been for four weeks. Humbaugh says that's earlier than normal with widespread activity normally occurring between January and March.
He says anyone who hasn't had a flu shot yet should have one. He says the very young and the very old are most vulnerable to the flu.
Humbaugh says the average course of flu is seven to 10 days.