Flu season is here and is extremely contagious. An estimated 20% of Americans suffer from the flu and flu-like symptoms, with kids being the most susceptible group of all, but adults still at risk to get sick this time of year. It can spread easily to others, especially in places like day-care centers, schools, cruise ships and nursing homes. If all of this sounds familiar to those of you who laid viciously low over the holidays. It’s because the arrival of cold weather usually coincides with an increase in one of winter’s most dreaded horrors: noroviruses and respiratory viruses.
Experts agree that the flu rate this year is about three times higher than last year, and it hasn’t reached its peak yet. Even among the vaccinated, incidence of flu-like symptoms is at an all time high. Registered Pharmacist and News Correspondent Jim Morelli has easy tips on how to prevent the flu and reduce the length of the flu in case you catch it. Get the scoop in the video above!