Ways to avoid getting the flu and things to do if you get sick anyway

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With the flu reaching epidemic levels in the U.S., here are some ways to avoid getting the flu, and some things to do if you wind up sick anyhow.

Ways to avoid getting the flu and things to do if you get sick anyway

A bottle of influenza virus vaccine is seen at the CVS/Pharmacy's MinuteClinic. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the flu has reached epidemic levels - yes, that's a literal statement - in the United States.That means you've seen, read or heard every news outlet regurgitate (pun intended) the CDC's steps to avoiding the flu. We hear them every year: Wash your hands, cover your nose when you sneeze ... If you really need this ...

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