You know that feeling of dread when you start listing your symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, aching. You’ve gotten the flu. If you’re sick, the CDC recommends that you see your medical professional, who may prescribe antiviral medication. And did you know you could be contagious for up to a week after you start having symptoms?

If you’re not sick – and want to stay that way – the CDC recommends a flu vaccine and other simple steps to protect your health. Visit the CDC’s Flu website at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.