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Flu Symptoms, Prevention & Facts

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Flu: What You Need to Know


What It Is1

Influenza is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause serious health complications, especially for the elderly and young children.



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How It Spreads

  • When an infected person coughs or sneezes and you inhale the droplets
  • When you touch a surface, then touch your nose, eyes or mouth


  • Get your flu shot
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Keep surfaces clean

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