Make sure you take good care of yourself this winter, as officials say the number of cases of influenza in the Granite state is on the rise.

An article from WMUR says so far, there have been no deaths linked to the flu reported in New Hampshire.

Weekly reports are published on both the NHDHHS and CDC websites during the traditional influenza season which typically goes from the beginning of October through mid-May.

Flu activity in New Hampshire is currently at 'regional level,' which is one step down from 'widespread,' which is the highest level. The CDC issues a weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report and the latest information shows Massachusetts, along with 10 other states across the country have widespread flu activity.

Although New Hampshire does not report cases of influenza, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says there are surveillance systems in place to help determine the extent of illness and current circulating virus types.

You can get more information on influenza here on the CDC website.

Flu symptoms often include chills, fever, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, chills, body aches and more. Some people who are at higher risk for complications from the flu include; young children and people over the age of 65.