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Your Healthy Family: Flu season across the country

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Flu is starting to make its way around the country.
The Centers for Disease Control reports two states are now reporting widespread flu activity: Maryland and North Carolina.
Cases have also increased somewhat in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Locally, it's been a mild season compared to last.
In El Paso County, there are currently two confirmed cases, compared to more than 200 last season.
In Pueblo, there has been one confirmed case, with over 100 at this same time in 2015.  
A reminder from doctors: if you do get sick, stay home.
"The problem with especially the flu, it can last for several days. You can be out for 3-5 days easily. A lot of employers will make you get those notes so we're more than happy to that take care of that for you," said Dr. Ian Tullberg, Urgent Care Medical Director at Memorial Hospital. 
There is still time to get a flu shot if you haven't already. 
Doctors say it's the best tool for prevention, not only for yourself, but for others. 

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