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 Influenza (Flu) Information

 

Influenza "flu" is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every

winter, usually between October and May.

 

Flu virus is caused by influenza viruses, and is spread mainly by coughing, sneezing

and close contact.

 

Anyone can get flu, but the risk of getting the flu is highest among children, pregnant

women, elderly and those with chronic health problems or certain health conditions

such as heart, lung or kidney disease, nervous system disorders, or a weakened

immune system. Flu vaccination is especially important for these people and

anyone in close contact with them.

 

Symptoms come on suddenly and may last several days. Symptoms include:

 

fever/chills

 

sore throat

 

muscle aches

 

fatique

 

cough

 

headache

 

runny or stuffy nose

 

 

Flu can also lead to pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. It can

cause diarrhea and seizures in children.

 

Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more

are hospitalized.

 

Flu vaccine is the best protection against flu and its complications. Flu vaccine also

helps prevent spreading of flu from person to person.