• Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 tips to help prevent the flu

sick woman flu influenza cold tissue sore throat headache virus glass of waterEvery year, millions of people get sick from the flu. The virus causes symptoms such as fever, body aches, sore throat, runny nose and cough. Mayo Clinic experts say the best way to protect yourself from contracting the flu is to get a flu vaccine. But there are other precautions you can take to further increase your odds of staying healthy during flu season.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Vandana Bhide about three tips to help prevent the flu.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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