Ili WeeklymapHappy new year!  Achoo!

Yes indeed, the country is sick with the flu and other cold-like illnesses.  Widespread influenza activity was reported by 36 states right before Christmas and that trend is likely to accelerate with the cold weather and everyone crowding together at holiday parties and functions.  What is one to do?  You don’t have to be a hermit, but you need to be flu smart.

  • Get your flu shot if you haven’t done it yet!
  • Wash your hands…a lot.
  • Don’t touch your face (easier said than done!).
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drink lots of fluids.

And, Happy New Year!