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A Interactive Web-Based Database for Detection, Characterization, and Drug-Resistance Surveillance of Influenza Viruses in a Developing Country.

Key Facts about Influenza (Flu) & Flu Vaccine

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Signs and symptoms of flu

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
  • *It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

    How flu spreads

    Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.

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    The Flu I.Q. widget is an interactive quiz to test your flu knowledge.                    The Flu I.Q. widget is an interactive quiz to test your flu knowledge.
    The Flu I.Q. widget is an interactive quiz to test your flu knowledge.                    The Flu I.Q. widget is an interactive quiz to test your flu knowledge.

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