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Influenza, also know as the flu, is a highly contagious viral respiratory tract infection. It is estimated that each year, the flu affects 10-20% of the United States population. 

Symptoms of the flu include abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, a nonproductive cough, headache, and extreme fatigue. You can take preventive measures to avoid the flu by: being diligent about hand washing; disinfecting shared surfaces like phones, door knobs and keyboards; limiting contact with anyone infected with the flu; and especially by getting the influenza vaccine.

Flu Symptoms and Treatment
To learn more about the symptoms and treatment of the flu.


Wash Your Hands to Prevent Spread of Flu
To learn more about how to prevent the spread of flu through handwashing.

Additional Information/Follow Up

Find more information about influenza, symptoms, and treatment at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Want to know more about the flu? Test your knowledge with our Flu Quiz.