There are many risk factors that arise in young children and adults from complications of the flu such as: chronic illness, pregnant woman, working in childcare, working in health care, etc. The best treatment care is bed rest and drinking plenty of fluids. Over the counter pain relievers also help reduce fevers and muscle aches. The flu is a serious virus to take precaution to. Not only does it make the body weaker but it has killed multiple people. It is important to sneeze and cough properly when sick and around others, also to constantly wash your hands. The flu is very contagious and is constantly spreading from one person to the next. Most people with a healthy immune system get over the flu in about 2 weeks. Approximately 35,000 people in the US die of the flu each year.