If you think your bathroom counters are too busy to be using a shower, think again.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that Americans may be peeing and showering more than usual this week as the nation’s population ages.
The CDC also said there is a greater chance of contracting the virus than usual in the days leading up to Memorial Day weekend.
“Pregnant women, people with chronic illness and older adults are at greater risk for infection because they are more likely to have difficulty urinating, especially in the summer months,” said CDC spokesperson Mandy Dyer.
The peak season for the virus peaks on Memorial Day, June 6, and lasts through Labor Day.
On Labor Day, most people go to work and families return home, but that doesn’t mean they’re at their usual levels.
It also doesn’t help that the virus is spreading at a slower rate than expected.
Last year, there were 2,722 cases reported, the CDC said, but this year the number has jumped to 3,521.
There are 2,072 cases reported nationwide, with more than 3,000 cases reported in Florida alone.
There are also more infections in people living in the Southwest than usual, as the virus spread there more than anywhere else.
People living in San Antonio are particularly at risk.
There have been more than 200 cases in the city this year.
The San Antonio Express-News reported that a doctor diagnosed a man who tested positive for the Ebola virus and has been hospitalized with Ebola symptoms.
The patient is being treated at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
“He’s been hospitalized and has recovered from the Ebola-like symptoms, and we are confident he will be discharged soon,” said Dr. L. James McKeon.
McKeon said the patient is currently being monitored for Ebola symptoms, but he does not expect to be released until mid-July.
The number of cases in Texas has risen steadily in recent days.
The virus has also been reported in Los Angeles and Houston.
There were more than 1,300 new cases reported this week in Texas, with 790 deaths.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.