GRAND JUNCTION,Co.(KKCO)-- Flu season is severely active throughout the nation right now.
Regional Epidemiologist for Mesa County Public Health 'Andy Tyler' stopped by KKCO At Noon to inform us on the dangers of influenza.
As for Mesa County, it is not looking bad, about twenty people have been hospitalized with the flu.
The flu spreads through respiratory droplets by coughing and sneezing.
People most at risk for complications due to flu are infants less than six months old, pregnant women, older adults, and anyone with an underlying medical condition.
Andy "staying sanitized is important when trying to prevent the flu". Common ways to do that are washing our hands regularly and sanitizing our windows and doorknobs.
Andy also suggests if you have the flu to stay home until you are completely better.
It is not to late to get the flu shot, you can stop by your nearest pharmacy or make an appointment with your primary doctor.
If you head to health.mesacounty.us and click the flu meter, you can see updates on the flu-view meter for hospitalizations plus much more.