Seasonal flu is a serious contagious disease. Each year in the United States, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die from seasonal flu complications.
Illness with 2009 H1N1 virus has ranged from mild to severe. While most people who have been sick have recovered without needing medical treatment, hospitalizations and deaths from infection with this virus have occurred.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDCurges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza.
If you get sick with influenza-like symptoms this flu season, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.
Anxiety is a common reaction to increased stress. It is important to take steps to manage your concerns and not panic.
Links to available materials from the CDC regarding influenza.