Influenza (the flu) 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, including older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at a higher risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
In This Issue:
2015-2016 Influenza Update
2014-2015 Influenza Season Summary
What are Antiviral Drugs?
Questions and Answers about the 2015-2016 Flu Season
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