The flu can spread through close contact, shared items and is known to move to different areas with travelers.
Each week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publish maps of flu activity with tools that show different strains in different regions.
As the holiday travel season begins, the maps do not show widespread cases of flu in the US.
Community Regional Medical Center Doctor Anupama Poliyedath says, “People are going all over the world. There’s a big outbreak in Australia. They can bring the strains to our country. It is a concern. But again, as long as you get a flu shot and seek care when you have symptoms — go to your doctor — we can still control it.”
You can browse flu maps from the CDC here: