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Flu (Influenza)

The flu (influenza) is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by flu viruses (there are a number of different types). While the flu typically causes mild symptoms, it can be severe enough to cause hospitalization in people who are otherwise healthy.  Flu occurs most commonly in the winter and early spring. 
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Dangers of the Flu

Spread of the Flu

Signs and Symptoms of the Flu

Contagious Period of the Flu

Protecting Your Child From the Flu

Treatment for Flu

Hand Washing

School and Daycare for Child With Flu

Last Updated: 08/2013