Dr. Rictor explains everything you need to know about avoiding the flu in this video.
Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.
The CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza (the flu):
Take time to get a flu vaccine.
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
Dr. Rictor is a primary care physician at Scotland Family Medicine.