Influenza Immunization, Immunize for a Better Life, March 2018

(2018) Influenza Immunization, Immunize for a Better Life, March 2018. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)

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Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly and may cause a cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle or body aches, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and fatigue. Some people also have vomiting and diarrhea; however, this is more common in children than adults. The flu is different from a cold or stomach or intestinal disease, which can be caused by many different viruses or bacteria. The flu can cause mild to severe illness and, at times, can lead to death. Most people who get influenza will recover in a few days to less than two weeks. 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.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Immunizations, Public Health, Health
Subjects: Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Immunizations
Public Safety and consumer protection
ID Code: 43493
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2023 21:42
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2023 21:42