WEAR - Search Results
Flu cases on the rise across entire country
The flu is on the rise in much of the country.
The number of states with high flu activity more than tripling from six to 20 last week.
Right now, Florida is not listed as one of those states.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention H1N1 is making up more than half of the cases reported so far.
That means younger people are at more of a risk this year.
This strain disproportionally affects people under 65.
So far the main strain we're seeing is H1N1, fortunately that strain is well covered by everyone of the flu vaccines out there.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccine for nearly everyone.
It does take two weeks for the shot to build up immunity so in the meantime, it's especially important to remember to wash your hands.