The Centers for Disease Control recommends a three-step approach to fighting flu.
The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year.
But if you get the flu, there are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat your illness. Early treatment especially is important for the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions and pregnant women.
Finally, everyday preventive actions can slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory — nose, throat and lungs — illnesses such as flu.