The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta recommends getting a flu vaccination as the best way to combat the virus.
Here are some other ways to prevent the spread of the flu this year:
-- Avoid contact with sick people
-- If you have flu symptoms, stay home from work or school for 24 hours or until fever is gone
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-- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and or sneezing, preferably with the crook of your elbow or something other than your hand
-- Wash hands often with warm water and soap for 30 seconds
-- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers
-- Avoid contact with your eyes, nose and mouth