How the Flu is Spread

The flu spreads very easily, especially in preschool and school-age children. Adults are then easily exposed and can get the disease. The virus is usually transmitted just as symptoms begin or in the first several days of the illness.

The flu is spread from person to person in various ways:

You can take steps to reduce your families chances of catching the flu. Good hygiene is the best way to prevent the flu from spreading to other family members. If your child has the flu, the following will help prevent its spread:

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics