It's not just Lubbock seeing a big spike in flu cases. It's a nationwide problem. In fact, the Center for Disease Control reports 41 out of the 50 states have widespread flu activity.
Flu cases spread two ways. Through exposure to someone with the flu and being more vulnerable by not taking proper precautions.
The first way is sometimes unavoidable. The second is completely within our control.
Let's make sure we are doing everything within our control to keep ourselves, our children, and others from getting the flu.
Here's some reminders from the experts. If you are sick, stay home. If you can't stay home, isolate yourself from others at work.
Wash your hands every chance you get. Make sure your kids adopt the habit also. Consider taking vitamin C. It works.
And the single best defense against the flu is getting the flu shot or mist. Flu season last through March and can even linger into May.
So it's not to late. No single person can prevent the flu. To lower the numbers, we all need to participate.
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