Flu season is underway in Minnesota.

The state Department of Health began tracking cases of the disease back in the first week of October, and the latest report from the Department of Health indicated that surveillance indicators showed a sporadic geographic spread of the virus in Minnesota.  Shaylie Meyer, Supervisor of School Health Services of Austin Schools spoke with KAUS and stated that it’s extremely difficult to gauge how bad the flu season will be….

Meyer went on to state that if you’re not feeling well, stay home….

Meyer added that it’s never too late to get a flu shot…

The Department of Health reported that since the start of the influenza season, no pediatric influenza-related deaths have been reported in Minnesota.  Flu symptoms can vary, but patients typically experience, a fever and chills, a sore throat and runny nose, chest discomfort, severe body and muscle aches, nausea, weakness or fatigue, vomiting or diarrhea and more.