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Flu Season Looks Worse in 2014

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The flu hit early this season, but doctors warn we haven't seen the worst yet.

Already Texas has been hit hard by the virus killing many people including three in Travis County.

The most prevalent strain is the H1N1 this year. The same type of outbreak we saw in 2009 when nearly 200 people died in Texas alone.

Right now hospitals like Scoot & White Round Rock are overwhelmed with nearly 20 patients a day with flu-like symptoms.

"High fevers, coughs, headaches, sore throats, body aches," said Emergency Medical Director Dr. Ross Tobleman.

The groups at risk, he explains, are people between the ages of 35 to 55.

The good news is that it's not too late to get vaccinated.

"Typically the flu season doesn't peak until late January early February," said Tobleman.

And plenty of pharmacies, he says, are stocked.

"The flu shot is your best chance of preventing yourself from getting the flu," said Tobleman,"there is some limited availability so call before you go."

Another word of advice doctors preach, wash your hands because the virus is spread through person to person contact. Flu Season Looks Worse in 2014


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