Noting that its indicators for tracking flu activity across the nation have been high this season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a list of ways to protect yourself and others from this illness. The first is to get a flu shot, and the CDC emphasizes it’s not too late to take this step. It adds that as long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illnesses, vaccination should continue throughout flu season to protect as many people as possible. The next is to take everyday precautions, which include avoiding close contact with people who are sick and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated, among other habits. The remaining suggestions and advice encourage people who become sick with the flu to take antiviral drugs if prescribed by a doctor, provide information on how to tell the difference between a cold or the flu, and advocate for staying home when you are sick to help prevent spreading the flu to others. Read the article at the CDC.