Flu declared epidemic by CDC

The flu is proving to be more dangerous this year.

It's been declared an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here in Travis County, five adults have died from the illness this flu season.

"If you've been exposed to the flu, or even if you've had the vaccine and you feel like you may be coming down with the flu, talk to your doctor about the advisability of taking a drug such as Tamiflu or Relenza. These can help abort, or at least, shorten the amount of time that you're sick with the flu," said Dr. Albert Gros, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at St. David's South Austin Medical Center.

Many doctors are saying this year's strain of flu is showing signs of resistance against the vaccine.

Still, they say it's important that everyone that's able to get a shot do so.

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