This flu season is turning out to be a severe one. People are packed into emergency rooms across the country, and here in Oklahoma the flu has claimed eight lives.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immediately recommends getting a flu vaccine, if you haven't already. In addition to getting vaccinated, the American Red Cross suggests taking the following simple steps to prevent the spread of the flu:
Watch out for these signs of the flu:
If you or your child comes down with the flu:
Seek immediate medical care if the person develops any of the following symptoms: