Do you have the flu?

What is Influenza?

Influenza is a virus that is commonly known as the flu. It is spread through the air when people speak to someone or cough near them.
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What pathogen causes the flu?

Type A, Type B, and Type B influenza pathogen cause the flu. Type A is the most dangerous.

How to prevent people from getting the flu

To prevent the spread of flu, people must...

  • Stay home when they are sick.
  • Cover their coughs.
  • Give people space.
  • Wash their hands.
  • Get vaccinated

Why do you need a vaccination every year?

Influenza changes each year. The vaccines from the previous year won't work on the current influenza disease. They have not been able to make a vaccine that will cover all of the types of the flu. If someone already has the flu, they can take Amantadine to lessen the severity of symptoms.
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How to tell if you may have the flu

Flu signs and symptoms include...

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Body aches