High flu numbers cause concern for the KHSAA Sweet 16

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- There are 321 confirmed cases of the flu in Lexington to date and the numbers keep rising.

ABC 36 has reported on several school closures due to illness in 2017 and now with thousands of fans expected to pack Rupp Arena for the KHSAA Sweet 16, health officials are trying to make sure a “win” is the only thing players and fans take away from the games.

So what’s your best starting line up to beat the flu?

First off, wash your hands. This will prevent spreading germs to anything you touch.

Cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze to prevent germs from going airborne.

Stay at home when you are sick. You don’t want to infect co-workers.

And the same goes for your kids. If they are sick, keep them home from school.

Be sure to get a flu shot.

And it’s so important, it’s worth mentioning again…wash your hands. It is the easiest way to keep from getting sick.

You still have time to get a flu shot. Stop by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm and Friday from 9 am to noon.

No appointment is needed.

Traditionally, the flu season peaks in late January and early February, but because of the mild winter so far, it looks like the flu could stick around a while longer.

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