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Flu: What you need to know

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​​​​Your guide to influenza (flu) prevention and treatment​

What is influenza (flu)?

The flu is a highly contagious and potentially serious infection of your upper respiratory system.

Who should be​​ vaccinated for the flu?

All people ages 6 months and older should be vaccinated, especially those in high-risk groups.

High-risk groups for the flu

The flu may result in serious complications for some people.

Flu prevention

Flu vaccination is the most important way to prevent flu, but there are additional steps you can take.

Flu dangers and treatment

The best treatment is often staying home and getting rest. Your doctor also may prescribe anti-viral medications.

Pregnant wo​men and the flu

Five things you need to know to protect your baby.

Staying healthy​​ at work

The seasonal flu may be lurking at your work place - here's how to stay healthy.

State, national and world flu resources

 Flu Symptoms Include:


Fever* (102-103° F)


Sore throat

Runny or stuffy nose

Body aches




Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

*It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

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