First flu case reported in Waterloo Region for 2015/2016 flu season
The Region of Waterloo Public Health department is reporting the first locally-acquired case of the flu for this winter's flu season.
The health agency did not release any other details about the case.
Flu symptoms include chills, sudden onset of fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue and muscle and joint aches. An individual with the flu will remain infectious from two to five days, but young children can be infectious for as long as seven days.
People with flu symptoms are encouraged to stay home, cover their mouth and nose when they sneeze and wash their hands frequently with soap and water.