BREWER – Although flu season is typically over by this time of year, those at Eastern Maine medical center say they’ve seen an increase in the flu virus.
They say people are coming in with strong flu like symptoms despite spring’s arrival.
Flu shots are still available for those wanting to prevent catching the flu.
Physician’s Assistant Matthew Derosby said, “The vast majority of people that we are seeing that are coming down with true influenza are those that have not gotten the flu shot and unfortunately they have got unlucky and have caught the flu.”
The best way of preventing the flu is to wash your hands frequently. If you suffer from flu like symptoms, you are encouraged to visit your health care provider.