Don't get sick - get vaccinated

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

-- 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

-- CDC