The flu is a viral infection with symptoms that range from mild to severe. You can be affected with fever, chills, headache, aches and pains, coughing, and a sore throat for many days. It can result in complications like ear and sinus infections, especially in children. It can lead to pneumonia, and if you are pregnant, the flu can impact your unborn baby.
However, there are simple, natural ways to help prevent getting the flu in the first place. Let’s take a deeper look.
The flu can be very serious. When it reaches the level of a pandemic, the flu can kill millions of people quickly. For instance, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 resulted in over 50 million deaths worldwide. More recently, the world has faced potential pandemics from the Swine Flu, H1N1, and other forms of Avian Flu.
Fortunately, those epidemics were not as deadly as first predicted. In addition, the pharmaceutical industry has reaped billions of dollars in profits from flu medications and flu vaccines, which work only a small percentage of the time.
Prevention is critical, but what is the best way for you and your family to prevent the flu?
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