What is influenza (flu)? Influenza (flu) is an easily spread respiratory tract infection. It is caused by a virus. About 1 in 20 to 1 in 5 of people in the U.S. get the flu each year. The flu usually starts abruptly, with fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a cough. The flu can make […]
It’s a miserable feeling — you’re exhausted, your throat hurts, and you’re achy and feverish. But is it a cold or the flu?
You can avoid the flu this season by taking 1 simple step: Get a flu shot. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu immunization is too much trouble or costs too much. Or, they are sure that a flu immunization will make them sick or make them more likely to catch the flu or […]
While relatively few cases of flu have surfaced so far in the United States, health officials say the holiday season will likely change that, so everyone should get a flu shot now.