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Influenza

Ziad Majzoub

Influenza (flu) caused by the influenza viruses is a contagious respiratory illness. Disease can vary from mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.  There are two main types of influenza (flu) virus: Types A and B that are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.

Some of the symptoms of the flu include:

The flu is spread by cough, sneeze or talk, and less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.

The best way to prevent flu is by getting yearly vaccinations. 

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