The flu season has arrived earlier than usual with five southern states already reporting outbreaks. Three counties in Tennessee have closed schools. Outbreaks are also reported in Texas, Alabama, and Louisiana.
Closer to home, cases of the FLU have been reported in Roanoke, Lynchburg and counties inbetween. In fact, WYYD Morning host Kenny Shelton has the FLU. On our Facebook page, Heather reported an "outbreak" at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg, and Tanya said the flu is also going around at Mount Pleasant Elementary.
The doctor told Kenny that he was the second confirmed case of the flu he had seen on Tuesday.
Doctors do recommend that you get the flu shot! Although it may not always prevent you from getting the flu virus, it is the best protection against it and usually makes for a less severe case if you do contract the flu. Kenny did get a flu shot [photo above], so we hope he'll be feeling better and back on the air with Judy soon!