INFLUENZA "THE FLU"
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by
It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some
people, such as older people, young children, and people with
conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to
prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to
person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people
may become infected by touching something, such as a surface or object, with flu
viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
Know what to do about the flu-FLU.GOV
Click the link below to find the latest information on flu
prevention and treatment, symptoms and populations at special risk from
influenza, and much more.
CDC Seasonal Flu Information
A summary of key seasonal flu facts and who should get vaccinated...
Flu symptoms and how some people are at greater risk from severe complications...
Some people are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally in death...
How the virus spreads and how long people may be contagious...
General information on regular flu seasons in the United States...
Information about flu and staph infections, MRSA...
Questions & Answers
SURVEILLANCE INFORMATION--INFLUENZA WEEKLY
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.
provides information about the current influenza season, including information
about the season's vaccines, vaccination recommendations and disease activity.
California Influenza Information
California-specific data and surveillance information as
well as other resources are available
Stop the Spread
Toolkit for Flu Prevention in Clinical Settings
This toolkit focuses on infection control measures
clinics and office settings can take to prevent the spread of germs, including
influenza. It is designed to assist the medical community in
flu preparedness. It has been reviewed by infection control professionals as
well as those who work in offices and medical clinics. It includes office and
clinic information, patient education materials and an audio slide presentation
on infection control measures. The toolkit is available
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California Department of Public Health - Influenza Site
World Health Organization