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CDC: Flu Season Has Peaked

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Center For Disease Control and Prevention says that the flu has peaked this season. 

"We're still seeing some flu but we're not continuing to see a rise in the flu, for which we are thankful," said Dr. Elizabeth Hawse. 

Dr. Hawse said that it means that we're a little more than halfway done with flu season. You should expect to see flu cases, but fewer cases each week. 

The best way to keep your guard up is to follow old school advice.

"It sounds so grandma and old fashioned but really just washing your hands before you eat, after you go to the bathroom, not putting your hands to your face. I know I sound like a grandma but that really does work," said Dr. Hawse.

If you do get sick, stay home.

Even if you've already had the flu this year, you're still not completely in the clear.

"You can get more than one subtype. Every year, we have two types of A, the major and the minor subtypes and two types of B. So you can definitely get it more than once," she said.

So far, more than 164 people have died from the flu and we've had more than 8,000 cases. 

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