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Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (flu) videos and resources

Preventing the flu

The flu leads to missed days of work or school. For some people, it can be life-threatening. So when flu season comes around, it's time to protect yourself against the influenza virus. Here are some tips to help you avoid the flu.

Influenza flu

This is an infectious disease commonly called "the flu." It targets your respiratory system. For some people, an influenza infection can be very serious.

Influenza (flu) vaccine

Influenza affects the lungs and is caused by several types of flu viruses. It can be serious, especially for people who are very old or very young. It spreads easily between people. Influenza can be prevented by the flu vaccine.

Stomach flu (gastroenteritis)

This common illness affects your digestive system. It's not really a flu. It's an inflammation of the lining of your intestines. Doctors often call it "gastroenteritis." Most people recover from it with no treatment.

Why doesn't the flu vaccine always work?

Every year, we're reminded to get the flu vaccine. Many of us do. But each flu season, some vaccinated people still get the flu. Why? Shouldn't the vaccine protect us? Let's take a moment to learn why the flu vaccine doesn't always work.

Stomach flu (gastroenteritis) in children

This is an infection of your child's digestive system. It's not really a flu, but we call it that. It makes your child feel very sick. It can be dangerous for infants and for people who have a weak immune system.

Cough in children

It's hard to listen to your child cough. It's a constant reminder that something's wrong, and you want to help them get relief. Let's take a few minutes to learn more about coughing.

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