• Duval 1 of 4 Florida counties seeing highest flu activity, officials say

    By: Lindsey Nolen


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Maya Little’s boys are just 11 months apart in age.

    The mom said when they’re sick that means double the work.

    “They’re normally kind of miserable, and they don’t like to sleep all day," she said. "They want to be outside and then I’ve got to keep them in. It’s kind of challenging."

    Action News Jax Beth Rousseau talked to Little and her toddlers just after their doctor’s appointment.

    She said the last thing she wanted to think about was the flu.

    “I definitely try to keep them healthy because they did get sick like two weeks ago," she said.

    Duval is one of four counties in the state with the most flu activity, according to the Florida Department of Health.


    Right next door in Nassau County, health leaders said they weren’t seeing any of the virus.

    Activity is moderate in all other Northeast Florida counties.

    Warm water and soap is the most effective way to get all the flu causing germs off your hands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    If that’s not available, the center recommends hand sanitizer that’s at least 60% alcohol.

    Little said she isn’t a fan of the flu shot, but takes other steps to avoid the virus.

    She explained, “I just sanitize their toys and everything, but it really all depends on the sickness they do have.”

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