CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — That time of year again has hit the Coast Bend yet again; flu season.
Medical experts share helpful tips on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from nasty germs and bacteria this flu season.
The kitchen is an area in your home where your meals are prepared yet also are a good place for germs to hide as well.
Staff at Driscoll Children's Hospital say the flu can affect many people from the young to the older.
However, there are preventative steps that you can take which can help keep you healthy this flu season.
Clinical dietitian Christine Powell says, of course, you always want to wash your hands to fight off germs.
But also, Powell says you should always wipe down hard surfaces like counter tops before and after you prepare your meals.
“Wash your hands frequently wiping down surfaces if you're feeling off or sick. Make sure you stay home if you know someone is saying they are not feeling, well make sure you stay away from them just so we don't spread the flu because like I said even if you don't have an actual fever you can still be contagious,” says Powell.
Another tip from medical experts is to make sure that you disinfect with a bleach solution.
With that solution wipe down handles, knobs, and buttons regularly.
These are spots many people touch and where germs can gather.
But most of all stay alert and get your flu shot as soon as possible.