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Health officials say flu cases are low but could be on the rise

Health officials say flu cases are low but could be on the rise

Megan Jones is a mom of who just wants to keep her family healthy.

"My daughter currently has perfect attendance, so when the flu season arrives, I think of missing school," said Jones.

So far, everyone in her household is healthy, but doctor's say there's a long flu season ahead.

"It's usually difficult to predict where and when it's going to hit the hardest," said Dr. Alexandria XXXX. "It varies from year to year."

According to the Douglas County Health Department, right now there are 34 confirmed cases with the department reporting that "activity remains low, however certain indicators may be increasing."

"We try to minimize the threat and use some good practices," said Jones.

She makes sure her kids wash their hands and use sanitizer.

Doctor's say you should also avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you need to cough or sneeze.

You should also stay home from work or school if you feel sick.

Experts say it's also a good idea to stay hydrated.

"As far as the flu goes, it's going to happen, it's inevitable, but again we try to prevent it as best we can," said Jones.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu
https://www.cdc.gov/features/fluprevention


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