Avoiding the flu
Even though flu season appears to have peaked, according to the Centers for Disease Control, getting a flu shot remains the best deterrent in case someone comes in contact with the influenza virus.
Other things to keep in mind when trying to avoid the flu:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs on your hands can easily spread this way.
• Avoid close contact with sick people.
If you need medical attention, chances are you will find local emergency rooms very crowded. Officials recommend visiting a patient’s primary care physician or an express care or urgent-care facility.