NORFOLK - Flu season usually peaks during January and February and this year is no different.

It's already been deadly in North Carolina, where nearly 30 people have died from the flu.

The Va. Department of Health Website shows that flu is also widespread across the Commonwealth. The state monitors flu-like illnesses each week from October through May, when the flu is most likely to occur.

On the 13News Now Facebook page, S. Summey wrote, 'I am home with the flu now. 5 days and counting. I still feel like a bus hit me.'

C. Georgiades added, 'I had the flu shot but still had it but not as severe thank the good Lord.'

'We are seeing an increased number of patients with the flu and there's a greater number of young adults and children in the group,' said Lynne Zultanky, spokeswoman for Bon Secours Hampton Roads.

Earlier this month, hospitals and other facilities urged people to wear a mask when they're at hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, urgent care centers and branch clinics to help stop the spread of flu germs.

Have questions about the flu? Medical experts from Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters will be online to answer your questions. The Web chat opens at 4:30 p.m. if you want to get your questions in early.

The chat runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Click here to participate in the flu chat.

State-by-state look at the flu from Centers for Disease Control

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