Don’t Think You’re Safe Because Winter is Over
This year’s flu season began in November (earlier than the country has ever seen in at least a decade) and continued to climb above historic levels throughout the winter. Doctors and government officials say it’s possible the flu season will extend through March.
Don’t Dry Out Your Home
According to a 2013 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, higher humidity lowers transmission (The flu fares better in dry environments), so investing in a humidifier can make a big difference. Or, just try a few houseplants to improve the air quality in your home naturally.
Don’t Miss: Google Flu Trends
Take a look at the highly interactive Google Flu Trends, which the government agency also uses, to see if activity is low, moderate, or high in your area.