By Tim Kowols
Hospitals across the country are struggling to keep up with the rising number of flu cases. The influenza virus got an earlier start this year in northeast Wisconsin compared to last with some cases beginning in October. Hospitals and clinic have also seen an influx of cases over the last two week. Door County Medical Center Infection Preventionist Leanne Pinkert describes the key symptoms to look for to determine if you have the flu.
Door County Medical Center recommends staying at home from work at least 24 hours after your last fever. Pinkert says you can still benefit from getting a flu shot if you have not gotten one yet and have not contracted the virus.