This six-page illustrated handout educates people about influenza, also called the flu or seasonal flu, which is an infection that starts in the nose, throat, and lungs, and is caused by a number of viruses. It explains how the flu virus is spread, and describes its signs and symptoms. It discusses ways for those who are sick to protect themselves and others, and limit the spread of the flu. It provides tips about medicines, fluids, vomiting or diarrhea, coughing and sneezing, hand washing, and the seasonal flu vaccine. The document identifies those flu symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.
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