Centers for Disease Control experts say flu season usually begins in October and peaks between January and February in our area.

As we head into the worst part of it all, Genesis Infection Prevention Coordinator Lisa Caffery breaks down how bad it’s been so far and how to prevent yourself from getting it. She joined us in studio and says it’s being called sporadic in the Midwest. However some reports in Iowa suggest there are elevated absentee rates. The youngest, oldest, and people with already compromised immune systems are most at risk. To hear her full interview on flu season watch the video above.