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Flu season is here, and it leads to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations every year in the U.S. Here are some tips from the Center for Disease Control that can help you keep the flu at bay.
-Get the flu shot
-Wash your hands often
-Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
-Stay home from work if you are sick
-Disinfect surfaces and objects that may have been contaminated by germs like the flu
The L.A. Times reported Orange County’s first flu-related death this season on Jan 2. A 28-year-old woman in San Juan Capistrano with an underlying medical condition died of the H1N1 influenza strain. The flu vaccine covers H1N1 and other influenza strains, and is available as a shot or a nasal spray.