There are many different strains of the flu and they can be different based on different geographic areas. Since the flu is very contagious and can be transmitted so easily from person to person it is good to know how to protect yourself. Making sure that you wash your hands frequently, get a good night's rest, and keep up your immune system can all help in warding off the flu. The flu vaccine is also very important in preventing certain strains. If you are travelling or going to be in a certain area use this map to find out which strains of the flu you need to look out for.