No one likes to be sick, especially with the influenza virus or the flu. This disease can be cause for real concern, especially during the flu season (October through March).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people fall ill, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and tens of thousands of people die from the flu each year in the U.S.
While it’s easy to get the flu, especially during the flu season, you can take steps to prevent it and to lessen its effects. Follow these tips form the CDC to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu:
Take a Flu Vaccine
Prevent the Spread of Germs
Take Flu Antiviral Drugs (if prescribed by your doctor)
Learn more about the effects and complications of the flu virus, as well as additional ways to combat the flu on CDC’s website.