The old adage of “cover your mouth when you sneeze” couldn’t be more true these days.
Health officials say the flu season in the United States has started earlier this year, and the nation is already seeing more acute cases than in years past.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 41 states have already reported extensive flu activity and more than 2, 000 hospitalizations have been blamed on the virus.
But don’t panic just yet. Check out this list of resources to see if your town is as affected as others around the United States, find out whether you should get a flu vaccine, and how to care for kids who have the flu.