Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat and lungs) caused by the influenza virus. It is usually much worse than a cold.
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In addition to cleaning your hands, covering your cough and getting your flu vaccine, you should: Clean surfaces that could transfer germs such as: Door knobs. Toys. Light switches. Telephones. This is especially important when someone in the house has a cold. During an illness If you have a fever and cough: Minimize your contact with others. Cough […]Learn More About Flu and Cold Prevention Facts
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