Influenza Information for Families and Individuals

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Influenza (flu) is a very contagious illness caused by the influenza virus. The flu can cause mild to severe illness.

It’s up to you to stop the flu and the best way is to get a flu shot. Also, everyday preventive actions may offer some protection against the flu.

For your convenience, DSHS has gathered additional online resources for your family from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC links open in a new window.



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Last updated October 9, 2017