Flu continues to spread throughout Southeast Texas

As winter continues, so does the spread of the flu in Southeast Texas.

Beaumont health director Sherry Ulmer says cases of both strains A and B have increased since last week, but that's expected this time of the year.

Dr. Rene Garza, who works at the Beaumont Emergency Center, says it's not too late to get your flu vaccine.

He also says there are several ways to prevent spreading the flu, including washing your hands often, using hand sanitizer and covering your mouth when you cough.

"Yeah we're seeing a lot of flu right now, actually in all ages...from the very young to the older population, but we're seeing it every single day," says Dr. Garza.

Experts say the best way to treat the flu is to act fast when you realize you have symptoms, and to see a doctor immediately to get an anti-viral medication like TamiFlu.

KFDM and 6 News on Fox's Kaily Cunningham has the story.

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