There have been many strains causing havoc on the U.S. this year. There is a misconception that you are immune to the flu if you already had it. This is false. Just because you got one strain of the flu does not mean that you cannot get another strain.
There are currently two influenza strains that have been circulating. A nasty influenza A virus strain that is known as H3N2 largely powered the first wave of this 2017-2018 flu season. But now an influenza B strain has been spreading more and more.
Data from the FluView, the Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), showed that the influenza B strain was extremely active in the last week of March.
This does necessarily mean that it will spread quickly or stick around longer. The key to preventing sickness is to follow steps to ensure that you and your home is clean and sanitary.
Follow these steps to prepare for a potential flu outbreak:
Getting the flu shot – It is never too late to get the flu shot. Get one now to ensure that you will be protected from the flu strain.
Wash your hands frequently – This one is a no brainer.
Clean your home and object around you – Make sure you are cleaning your house frequently. Wipe down your counter tops, bathroom, anything that comes in contact with a person.
Staying home if you are sick: This prevents spreading of the flu throughout the office.
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