With flu reaching epidemic levels, the death toll is rising in Illinois. The most recent numbers show that, 27 have died in the state, and nearly four hundred have been hospitalized. The IllinoisMore >>
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Decatur - Washing your hands and practicing clean hygiene can help from spreading the flu virus even more.
When it comes to the flu season so far this year, the elderly and kids have been especially vulnerable.
In school kids aren't just catching the virus, they've help spread it from child to child which can cause parents at home to catch the flu.
One local pharmacist told WAND News using common sense is the best defense against the flu.
"Good prevention is to wash your hands after being around people when they're handling things from other people and just good hygiene practices," said Walgreen's pharmacist John Metzger.
Metzger also said he's a big proponent of people getting the flu shot because it can greatly help reduce the number of flu cases this year.