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Flu threat increases

Albany- If you think you're safe from the flu now, think again. South Georgia doctors say, it's almost peak season.

The CDC says flu activity in Georgia is now widespread, the highest category. Dr. Sterling Barrett says he's now seeing three to four cases a day.

 If you start experiencing a high fever, headache, or cough you should call your doctor. If symptoms are caught within the first 48 hours, you can get help.

"There is a drug that you can take twice a day, even children can take it, to shorten the course and decrease the severity of the symptoms," said Barrett.

Doctors recommend washing your hands often and covering your mouth when you cough to help contain the flu.

posted by jennifer.emert@walb.com