Influenza (Flu)

The most recent FluView report for the 2014-2015 flu season shows that flu season is beginning in the United States. There are reports of flu illness, hospitalizations and deaths, and activity is expected to increase in the coming weeks.

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

Below you will find the website link from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that provides information about the flu.