Flu Season In Full Swing In Amarillo

NewsChannel 10
By KFDA Assignments Desk

Amarillo, Texas - The flu is now in full swing in the Amarillo area. The Department of Public Health says there has been an increase in flu activity in Potter and Randall counties.

They are urging everyone in the "high-risk"categories, which includes pregnant women, children six months to five years old, and those over 50 to get their flu shot. To help prevent the flu, the health department recommends covering your cough, washing your hands frequently, and staying home if you are running a fever.

The Department of Public Health and the City of Amarillo says they will continue to monitor flu cases in our area. Local doctors and hospitals will report positive flu cases to the Health Department on a weekly basis. They will continue this until April when flu activity usually decreases.