News Health Unit confirms first flu of the season SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Monday, Dec. 8th, 2014 The HKPR District Health Unit is reporting their first lab-confirmed case of the flu this season. Director of Communicable Disease Control, Linda McCarey is encouraging everyone to make sure their vaccinated at a clinic happening in Haliburton this Wednesday. She says they’re expecting to see more cases in the next few days and weeks. Here are a few tips from the Health Unit to make sure you’re preventing the flu: Wash your hand thoroughly and often Sneeze and cough into your sleeve Eat well, get plenty of sleep and be physically active on a regular basis to keep the immune system strong If you are sick, stay home from work and holiday parties. For more information from the Health Unit, visit their website by clicking here.