The flu has been terrorizing the U.S. in the year of 2012-2013. Many people have been diagnosed, and others have flu-like symptoms. In the U.S. people are dying from the flu because of how powerful it has become, and this year it was classified as an epidemic. There are ways to possibly prevent or lighten the flu, such as receiving the flu vaccine or dressing appropriately for any weather climate. Also, once you feel that you may have symptoms, you should go to a doctor. These precautions will not make you entirely immune to the flu, but they may help. Although it seems that the flu has passed for the time being, there is always that worry that it will return; therefore, it is still important to take safety precautions and visit the doctor.