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Flu and Older Adults

Español On this page: How serious is the flu? How does the flu spread? Is it the flu, a cold, or COVID-19? How can you prevent the flu? What can I do if I get the flu? Each year, millions of people suffer from seasonal influenza, which is often called the flu. Flu is a […]

Flu Activity Increases While Vaccination Lags

Español | Other Languages   Print November 27, 2023 – The flu season has started, and flu activity is increasing in most of the United States. According to CDC’s weekly FluView report, flu activity is increasing most noticeably in the South Central, Southeast, Mountain, and West Coast regions. Outpatient respiratory illness is above baseline nationally […]

12 Things You Want to Know About Flu

December 27, 2017 Office on Women’s Health Editorial note: Content for the Q&A is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Find all of CDC’s information about the flu.  Chills. Body aches. Fatigue. These are just a few of the symptoms people often experience when they get influenza, or more commonly called flu. […]

Flu Symptoms & Complications

Español | Other Languages Other Flu Questions What is influenza (flu)? When is flu season? What is the treatment? Flu complications What are emergency warning signs of flu sickness? Flu Symptoms Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu symptoms usually come on suddenly. People who have […]

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19? Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019.  Flu is caused by infection with a flu virus (influenza viruses). From what we know, COVID-19 spreads more easily […]