In US, Flu season is from October to February. We have already started seeing flu positive cases in our Royal Urgent Care.
Main way to prevent Flu is by Flu Vaccine which is recommended for everyone 6 months onwards.
Flu vaccine does not guarantee protection from flu but if you even get Flu after vaccine it will be milder and shorter in duration.
Common symptoms of Flu are Fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, chills and body aches. Most patients get completely better in 2 wks. Elderly and children under 5 are at risk of serious complications and even death from Flu.