Seasonal Flu and Influenza
Seasonal Flu and Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
Key Facts About Seasonal Flu
A summary of key seasonal flu facts and who should get vaccinated.
Symptoms & Severity
Flu symptoms and how some people are at greater risk from severe complication.
People at High Risk from Flu
Some people are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally in death.
How Flu Spreads
How the virus spreads and how long people may be contagious.
Regular Flu Season
General information on regular flu seasons in the United States.
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention