DULUTH - Local hospitals are seeing more influenza cases come through their doors.
Doctors at St. Luke's estimate about 20 to 30 percent of patients coming into the emergency room and urgent care recently have classic signs of the flu.
Those include a fever, body aches, fatigue, sore throat and a dry cough.
Doctors say many can get through the sickness if they are young and healthy, but people should still be cautious.
"If you're sick and think you have influenza, stay home and you shouldn't go to work, you shouldn't go to school, you shouldn't send that child to school because it's very contagious," Dr. Nick VanDeelen from St. Luke's said.
Doctors say the Northland has yet to hit the peak of flu season.