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Health Experts Warn Families to Protect Themselves Against the Flu

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

As we first reported Friday, health experts here in the Coastal Bend are advising people to get their flu shot as soon as you can. Experts say the number of cases have doubled since last year in our area. Now the Center for Disease Control is urging the public to get flu shots as the flu season picks up.

They say last year's flu season was one of the worst, sending more than 3000 people to the hospital and killing 169 children in the US.

Health officials say it's too soon to predict this season's outcome, so they advise you to get your shot while supplies are still out there.

Dr. William Burgin with the City/County Health Authority said, "I think we are going to see those number go up and we are going to monitor those numbers carefully."

The best prevention according to doctors. Get vaccinated. Wash your hands as often as possible. Use hand sanitizer. If you get sick, stay home to avoid giving your illness to others.

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