Doctors Brace Themselves For 'Worst Flu Season in Years'
We are a month away from the peak of flu season, but doctors say we are already on the verge of an epidemic in the River Region and are predicting this could be the worst flu season we've seen in years.
Doctors' offices and urgent care clinics have been slammed with flu patients, and those who are sick say they've been waiting for hours to be seen by a doctor.
"Constant runny nose. Stuffiness in my cheeks," says Charles Ingram of Montgomery.
Underwood says another way to keep from getting sick: make sure you wash your hands frequently. He says if you are feeling under the weather, it's best to get to doctor sooner than later.
According the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average 25,000 people die each flu season.