Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
> Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
Warning Signs for need of URGENT Medical Care:
These lists are not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.
If you get sick with flu symptoms:
Take everyday precautions to protect others while sick