Preventing the Spread of Flu

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Brazos County has been hit hard by the flu. The Brazos County Health Department reports the number of cases have dramatically increased in recent weeks.

Flu season usually runs October through March, but the peak for flu illness is usually January and February.

During the week of January 19, there were 47 cases of Influenza A reported in Brazos County, and during the week of January 26, there were 104 cases reported.

Experts encourage residents to get their flu shot. However, flu shots may be hard to find. The health department says it has a limited amount left.

Officials recommend several other tips to stop the spread of flu.

Experts say cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands, and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Also, officials say avoid close contact with people who are already sick, stay home from work if you are feeling ill and if you are sick call your doctor.