With temperatures way above average today, it might not seem like flu season is anything to think about. But it's here, and it began early.
There have been more than 670 cases of the flu reported across two Central New York counties so far this year, both of which had zero cases at this time last year.
In Onondaga County, there have been 196 confirmed cases of the flu so far.
Cayuga County Deputy Director of Health Services Kathleen Cuddy says basic hygeine can help you avoid getting the flu.
Cuddy says it's a good idea to get a flu shot.
Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, head and body aches, and fatigue.