Influenza is here in Maryland.
There have been 11 laboratory-tested cases of the flu confirmed in the state since Sept. 1, according to a press release from the Maryland Department of Health.
So far, the majority of cases were the H3N2 strain, which is type Influenza A. There have also been a few cases of Influenza B strains. Both are protected in this year's flu vaccine, which is available.
It is unclear if the early cases of the flu means it will be a bad year, Secretary Robert Neall said in the release.
The flu vaccine is recommended for anyone six months and older. Common symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches, fatigue, a sore throat and coughing.