Sometimes, the best way to show you care is NOT to visit someone in the hospital... especially if you may have the flu.
Local hospitals are asking you to STAY HOME if you're sick... AND if you're at high risk for getting the flu--
And the Mobile County Health Department reminds you to seek treatment early. A lot of people are getting upset that they're going to the ER or Urgent Care and not getting prescriptions for antivirals. But those need to be taken within the first 48 hours...
#Flu activity is widespread in the U.S. While flu vaccination is the most important way to prevent flu, flu antiviral drugs are the most important way to treat flu. https://t.co/mfWdM4mKqy pic.twitter.com/ZVwib4syRe— CDC Flu (@CDCFlu) January 25, 2018
If you're not sure whether it's the flu or a cold, watch this. Fever, chills, aches? Probably flu.