Holiday gatherings may provide the perfect atmosphere for the spread of the flu.
The influenza virus is passed from person-to-person by coughing and sneezing or touching something with the flu virus on it. Becoming infected equals fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and body aches.
The first confirmed case of the flu was reported Nov. 9 in Jessamine County.
Nationwide, about 23,000 people will die from the flu or its complications.