KENT COUNTY, Mich. – The number of flu related illnesses are up this year.
Metro Health Hospital has treated 260 people each day over the past few days, with the majority of them having flu-like symptoms
If you feel sick, contact your physician.
A spokesperson for Metro Health said antiviral medication is most effective within the first three days of feeling the symptoms.
Doctors said the best preventative measure against the flu is to get a flu shot and to wash your hands regularly.