By Amanda Nossel
Forced to miss work or school, feeling crummy and with little energy, people can really get knocked out by flu. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that’s caused by influenza viruses; it can lead to mild to quite severe illness in people of all ages. It doesn’t discriminate!
Some people are at higher risk for developing serious disease, such as young children; older adults; pregnant women; people with chronic lung disease, heart disease, asthma, kidney disorders, and other conditions. Each season’s flu vaccine was created to protect you against the flu viruses that researchers have found will be most common that particular season. Continue reading “Avoiding the seasonal flu” »