Most people think that when the weather warms up, we can stop worrying about the flu.  But it’s still here.  Recently, a young Gila County child died from influenza.  It’s the only pediatric death from flu in Arizona this year, last year 5 children under 18 died.  Adult flu deaths are not tracked by the state.

This year’s flu season hit later and was lighter than last years. But it is still circulating so you need know what to do if you get the flu.  It’s much worse than a cold with a high fever, achiness, cough, and tiredness.  The main distinction from a cold is how fast you get sick.  A cold develops and the flu hits you quickly.

The best thing you can do about the flu is stay home if you’re feeling sick.  Be sure to cover your cough and wash your hands.