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BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- As we move in to the flu's peak season, Danville health officials say they've seen so many cases the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical is near full capacity. 

The chief nursing officer tells LEX 18 they have been treating several types of illnesses this season but the flu has reigned supreme in Boyle County. 

As more patients continue to test positive for the influenza virus, Mark Milner says keeping the hospital staff and faculty healthy is a challenge on its own. 

"We've had more call-ins from our own folks because if you say you're sick, don't come to work. If you come to the hospital with family or friends who have been with you, we may ask them to put on face masks even though they've been with you at home, primarily to protect them, but also to protect us." 

If you haven't received a flu shot this season, Milner tells LEX 18 it's not too late to get the vaccine and of course always wash and sanitize your hands frequently.  

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