The number of hospitalized flu cases in Mesa County is up to 47 so far this flu season.

One Mesa County adult has died from influenza complications.

Follow these tips to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting sick:

  • Get a flu shot. Even though this year’s vaccine isn’t a perfect match for the flu strain going around, some protection is better than none.
  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay home from work, school or social gatherings if you’re sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Sanitize surfaces often.