What is Influenza (The Common Flu)?


What is Influenza (The Common Flu)?
What is Influenza (The Common Flu)?


Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.


Flu Symptoms


Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

· fever* or feeling feverish/chills

· cough