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The Flu is storming across the United States

The (CDC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website states that the flu is a contagious respiratory illness and it is widespread in most of the country.

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They are advising anyone who has not received a flu vaccine that they should go ahead and get one.

On the CDC website they have a map called: Flu Activity & Surveillance that anyone can check and see how active the flu is in the United States.

The flu is highly contagious and can be life threatening. Several people across the country have already died, and many more are carrying the flu virus. The CDC advises for people to avoid getting too close to anyone who is sick.

The flu virus is spread by people who are infected with the virus when they sneeze, cough and even talk.

When an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes the virus is released through their mouth and or nose spraying the flu virus through the air and onto unsuspecting individuals, surfaces such as desk tops, counter tops, dinning tables, door knobs, menus, shopping carts, the list just goes on and on.

When an uninfected person is sprayed from a cough or sneeze or touches the infected area then touch their own nose or mouth that is how they catch the dreaded flu virus.

The CDC states that people with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away.

You can follow the CDC Director on Twitter: Dr. Tom Frieden to keep up to date with what’s going on at the CDC.

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