We are only about halfway through the flu season, and federal officials say it's shaping up to be a worse than average season.
Thirty states are reporting high levels of flu-like illness including New York. In Monroe County, the latest numbers show just over 2000 confirmed cases of flu, although there are likely many more cases out there. There also have been nine deaths in Monroe County so far this season.
County Health Dept. spokesman John Ricci says it's likely this flu outbreak will continue for a while...
"We're probably looking at least several more weeks, it's very hard to predict with certainty but many of the flu experts are predicting several more weeks of this."
Ricci says it is still not too late to get a flu shot if you haven't done that yet. He says there are some spot shortages of the vaccine, but you can find it if you look around.