Flu Mistakes: 8 Things We Think Prevent The Flu That Don't Really Work

You're right to want to do whatever's in your power to stay flu-free this season, especially given the severity of this year's outbreak.

But before you put your personal flu-prevention plan in action, make sure those methods are actually going to do the trick.

We spoke to Pritish Tosh, M.D., an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic's Division of Infectious Diseases, to find out the biggest mistakes people are making when it comes to flu prevention. Here's what not to do.

Flu Prevention Mistakes