Experts are saying that this year’s flu season is off to an early start. The CDC is reporting a higher number of patients who have already contacted the flu and are expecting numbers to rise over the holidays. Experts base our flu numbers on Australia’s flu numbers and this year, Australia has had the worst flu outbreak in recent years. Additionally, they are seeing a widespread flu cases in southern states including Louisiana and Oklahoma.
There are ways to help prevent getting the flu:
- Get a flu shot, it’s not too late.
- Wash your hands frequently and avoid people who have the flu or are sick.
- If you do have the flu, cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze with a tissue to help prevent spreading the flu.
- And if you are sick with the flu, stay home.