49 states and Puerto Rico have wide spread Flu activity according to the most recent postings by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 12 children have dies thus far from the Flu.
The Flu virus is most contagious when an infected person talk, coughs or sneezes near another person, according to this report from CNN.com.
The CDC provides for some simple steps to do if you or someone you know become infected with the Flu virus. See your doctor right away! Anti-viral medications may help, stay hydrated, get plenty of rest. Avoid contact with other people!