Between fever, chills and runny noses, just thinking about the upcoming flu season is enough to make you sick. Bet you didn't know that people with the flu can spread it while coughing, sneezing or even talking to people who are as much as six feet away.
Another way to catch the flu is by touching surfaces that have flu virus on them and then touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Get back to the basics of prevention to avoid the flu yourself and help keep it from spreading around your home and office.
Take a Shot: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting an annual flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent the flu. A flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months old and older.
Wash Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and running water. Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds when you wash. To make sure, keep scrubbing while you sing 'Happy Birthday' twice through. Rinse well and be sure to dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them.
Come Clean: Use disinfectant spray or wipes to clean frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, phones, coffee pots and copier buttons.
Play Defense: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Help your body stay healthy by eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise.
The threat for flash flooding and localized severe thunderstorms will expand across the southern United States early this week.
Nuisance snow will create slippery conditions across parts of the midwestern United States into Sunday night before spreading into the Northeast to start the new week.
The coldest and most far-reaching arctic blast so far this season will spread across the majority of the contiguous United States this week.
The coldest air of the season so far and some snow will pour into the northwestern United States by early this week.
Arctic air settling over Germany may prompt children to leave their shoes for St. Nicholas indoors instead of outside before going to bed on Monday night.
A deadly wildfire exploded in Tennessee this week, charring a popular resort town and causing devastating damage.
On the heels of Cyclone Nada, a new and more significant tropical cyclone threatens to take aim at India this week.
Dashing hopes for Christmas Day snowmen and white rolling hills, forecasters predict Britain's weather pattern will leave more to be desired on Dec. 25.
Rounds of heavy rain will heighten the risk for flash flooding across portions of the southern United States through the weekend.
As colder air sweeps into the northeastern United States, temperatures will settle to seasonable levels with lake-effect snow showers continuing into Saturday night.