Things that I think of as critical to avoiding this infection:

  • Keeping your vitamin D level greater than 50 ng/ml is an important way to prevent influenza infections.
  • Eating healthy and getting adequate sleep to keep your immune system in great shape.
  • Taking a good quality probiotic daily.
  • Wash your hands throughly for 20 seconds with soap and water. Especially in high risk areas like schools.
  • Eat lots of fresh citrus and colorful yellow, red and orange foods for adequate vitamin C.
  • Maintain adequate zinc levels in your body for a healthy immune system. Zinc is commonly found in beef, lamb, wheat germ, spinach, seeds, mushrooms, nuts, beans, pork and cocoa.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth helps avoid viral transmission.
  • Take elderberry syrup if you feel that you have been exposed to the virus.
  • Stay well hydrated and keep your system stout by drinking 1 ounce of water per kilogram of body weight a day.
  • Stay positive mentally and be happy.