The CDC says it is seeing an uptick in the number of flu cases across the country.
In the agency’s most recent flu activity report, nine states have high flu activity. Those states are Colorado, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Carolina.
Also with high flu activity is New York City, where two million people are expected to pack Times Square on Monday for New Year’s Eve. The CDC says, to prevent picking up the flu, wash your hands, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Experts say the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated.