A lot of families are dealing with the flu this year. As soon as one child gets over this nasty virus the other child comes down with it. I have heard everything from kids missing an entire week of school to adults breaking out in rashes.

According to WPTV.com the Unites States is in the middle of one of its most severe flu seasons in years.

The government's CDC website is giving the following tips to prevent the flu: 

  1. Avoid close contact.
  2. Stay home when you are sick.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose.
  4. Clean your hands.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  6. Practice other good health habits.