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December 28, 2013

Kansas experiencing widespread influenza

Kansas is one of about 10 states currently experiencing widespread influenza, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Kansas is one of about 10 states currently experiencing widespread influenza, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and fatigue.

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the best way to prevent the flu each year is to get a flu shot.

To avoid spreading germs, people should cover their mouth and nose when they cough or sneeze, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth, according to the KDHE.

To find a flu vaccination provider, visit http://flushot.healthmap.org.

If you get the flu, you should limit your contact with others and stay home from school or work. You should also contact your medical provider.

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