This season's especially nasty flu strain just won't take a break!

Last week this annoying flu strain went into all-out attack mode which has sent hundreds of Hudson Valley residents to the hospital according to the White Plains Daily Voice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention haven't seen a flu this aggressive in more than a decade.

This past week in New York influenza cases were up 37% from the previous week. 20 pediatric deaths have been attributed to influenza including a 10 year old boy in New Canaan. You DO NOT want a case of this year's flu. My wife Mindy was down and out for three solid weeks. So, what can you do to try and side-step the flu? This is what the CDC recommends.

  1. Whatever you do, take the time to get a flu shot. Remember, there's a possibility you could die.
  2. If you know someone is sick, that means no making out or getting close enough where you could catch their creeping crud.
  3. If you have a fever, hide in the house, see no one and wait 24 hours after the fever goes away.
  4. Always cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze.
  5. WASH YOUR HANDS often with soap and water.
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Remember, flu shot, flu shot, flu shot! Get one ASAP!