A flu outbreak is sweeping through Georgia and South Carolina, the two states most heavily impacted by the pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an alert warning people in Georgia and the South Carolina are at risk for getting the virus.
People who have traveled to these states are advised to stay home.
A CDC spokesperson told ABC News, “Flu is a serious illness that can be serious and deadly for your family.
We urge you to follow CDC guidelines and stay home.”
In South Carolina and Georgia, people are being warned to stay away from home because of the flu.
If you or someone you know is suffering from flu-like symptoms, call your local CDC office or the CDC toll-free helpline.
If that doesn’t work, contact your doctor.
The CDC says to stay at home, wear a mask, use a repellent or wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
If the virus has already infected you, it can still spread through coughing or sneezing.
You can also get sick with the flu if you’ve been in close contact with a sick or old relative.
The CDC has more information on the spread of the virus, which is spread through close contact.
People should call their doctor if they have symptoms, like fever, cough, runny nose or sore throat.
The symptoms of flu can last up to six weeks, and the majority of people recover.
You should also talk to your doctor about any possible side effects from your medicine, like fatigue or dizziness.
If your doctor prescribes antivirals or other antibiotics for you, they should start as soon as possible after symptoms started.
If symptoms don’t go away within two weeks, then your doctor may order an MRI to see if you’re at risk of spreading the virus to others.
If so, your doctor will send you a prescription for a second dose of the medicine.
If you have symptoms like fever or cough, contact a doctor immediately.