Ways to stop spreading the flu

The spread of the flu across the area is a continuing concern in Upper Michigan.

Health care officials say it is not too late for a flu shot.  In fact, if you haven’t already had the vaccine, now is the perfect time to get it.

You will also want to take steps to prevent the spread of the flu or any other illness.

There are several areas in our homes that require extra attention to keep them germ free.  Be sure to clean and sanitize toys, refrigerator and microwave door handles, and counter tops.

A TV remote can be full of germs since it is handled by numerous people.  Every time you pick up and use your home or cell phone, you could be picking up unwanted germs.

Cold and flu viruses love hiding in your bathroom, so regularly disinfect the toilet, sink, and bathtub surfaces.

It is also important wash your hands frequently.