• 11.01.2018
  • Written by  mikayla.yates

Flu has been reported widely across Texas. Are you prepared?

Sources: Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Extension Disaster Education Network  

Influenza,

Sources: Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Extension Disaster Education Network  

Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a contagious illness caused by a virus that affects the upper respiratory system (nose, mouth, sinuses, and throat). The flu virus spreads easily from person to person and can live on surfaces for hours. The flu season occurs every year from October to May and affects up to 20 percent of the U.S. population.

 

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