Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.
Doctors warn the season could extend beyond March, as it did in 2013.
The number of flu deaths has jumped 50% in two and a half weeks.
Health District still urging vaccinations as peak of season approaches
More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu, but adults have a way to go.
Every flu season is different, but it typically begins in early October and November and peaks in December, January or February.
Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu. The Southern Nevada Health District is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for everyone six months and older.