Posted on: January 14, 2015
Flu season is upon us. Therefore, it is important to understand what you can do to prevent getting the flu. Simple steps include frequent hand-washing, keeping your hands away from your mouth and face, and getting a flu vaccination.
Annual outbreaks of seasonal flu usually occur during the fall through early spring, and in a typical year, approximately 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the seasonal flu.
This year the peak of the flu season is expected in February. However, there are effective ways to avoid the flu.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 43 states are reporting widespread flu outbreaks, including New York State. Across the state, including Westchester County and New York City, nearly 4,000 cases of the flu have been confirmed.