New York state seeing a sharp spike in the flu

12.28.18 | Brandon Dickson

Cases rose 72% over the past week, according to the governor's office.

New cases were reported in 58 out of 62 counties during the week ending December 22nd.

Health officials remind you that influenza is easily killed by soap and hot water.

If you don't have access to those, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

And, do not cough or sneeze into your hands. Instead, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.