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New York reports 2nd highest amount of flu cases in 20 years, you can help stop the spread


(WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is reminding the public that the flu is still very active across New York State.

According to recent data from the governor's office, they say that the flu has not reached its' peak this season.

The governor says he recommends everyone older than six-months-old to get a flu shot.

In a press release sent to 12 News, Cuomo says, "I urge everyone to remain vigilant and take simple precautions to protect themselves and their families."

In an influenza surveillance report, seasonal flu activity continues to be widespread across New York State for the eleventh consecutive week.

Below suggestions provided by the governor's office to help stop the spread of flu and other respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap or use sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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