Those in the medical profession are bracing themselves for what could be a really bad flu season. According to a report from CNBC.

The flu is now widespread in 46 states (according to the CDC) including two New England States: Massachusetts and Connecticut.

It should be noted, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, the flu is NOT a reportable disease in the Granite State.

Officials also say the flu vaccine is not proving to be very effective against this year's H3N2 flu strain.

I had the flu back in February of 2016 and it took a good two weeks to get to feeling normal. Here are some pointers on flu symptoms and what to do should you or a family member get sick.