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FluThe flu is now widespread in Kansas, according to this map from the Centers for Disease Control. (CDC map)
In the last few weeks, Kansas has changed to widespread flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
A map for the week ending Dec. 21 showed “widespread” flu activity in Kansas, compared to just “local” flu activity two weeks before.
Two symptoms of the flu are a fever above 102 degrees and body aches. To prevent the spread of the flu, health officials from Providence Medical Center earlier this year recommended:
- Get a flu vaccination if you haven't already. Vaccinations are available from local doctors and pharmacies.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 15 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get the flu, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. This is how germs spread.
- Avoid groups of people when you hear about outbreaks.