• The flu is a contagious infection. That means that everyone is at risk of catching it. To make matters more difficult, the flu is contagious a day before people experience symptoms, so they can spread the virus onto others without even knowing it. The good news is that there are many simple things you can do to help prevent flu infection.

  • There are a couple of medication options for people who want to prevent the flu. Aside from taking healthy steps to protect yourself from the flu, you can help prevent the flu by getting the flu vaccine or, for some people, by taking antiviral medication as recommended by their doctor. Antiviral medications are recommended to prevent flu infection for some people.

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