CENTRAL FLORIDA - It may not be flu season yet, but cases of the illness are climbing quickly in central Florida.
"I don't think we've seen this many cases early on," said Dr. Timothy Hendrix, medical director of Centra
It's a big jump from last year's 22 cases, and
Doctors said the challenge is figuring out when the flu season will peak.
"We try to predict how bad it's going to be. It's like trying to predict the hurricane season. It's going to be bad sometime. We just don't know when," Hendrix said.
Resident Jane Fobert already heard that the flu started early, so now she's planning on getting her flu shot early, too.
"I keep hand sanitizer on me all the time,"
Nearly all the flu cases
Anyone starting to feel flu-like symptoms should stop by a doctor's office.
Centra Care says 85 percent of the patients