When do you seek help for the flu before it's too severe?

There's no doubt about it, the flu this year is bad. There are almost 3,000 reported cases so far this year and the number keeps growing.

While many people attempt to fight off the virus, sometimes it's too severe. In fact, two valley families have had to suffer the losses of loved ones because their flu was deadly.

So the real question remains: when do you know it's time to seek professional help for the flu?

Fox 10's Stefania Okolie sought the answer to this question.