TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- It seems like the flu is everywhere this year. The CDC said it saw widespread flu activity in 35 states, including Kansas, last week, up from 25 states the previous week.
To help contain it, the American Red Cross recommends taking the following five steps if you're sick or haven't caught it yet.
If you are sick they also say you should receive immediate medical if you develop any of the following symptoms:
Cover the nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away after use. If that’s not possible, cough or sneeze into the elbow, not the hands. People with the flu can spread it to others about six feet away through coughs and sneezes.
Wash hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand-rub.