Flu activity picking up in Niagara

It appears we are in the middle of a rough flu season.

Niagara's Associate Medical Officer of Health, Doctor Mustafa Hirji tells CKTB's Larry Fedoruk we are seeing flu activity really pick up across the region.

Hirji says flu outbreaks are being reported in health care facilities, and lab confirmed cases continue to be reported.

He says the holiday period helped spread influenza and we are now seeing the impact of those get together's.

Hirji says it's not too late to get your flu shot, and so far the H3N2 strain that is currently circulating is included in this year's vaccine.

He says it's very important to wash your hands regularly and stay home if you are not well.