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Influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that is caused by viruses. Seasonal flu occurs every year, typically in the fall and winter. Pandemic flu is different and can be much worse. It can cause a worldwide outbreak of a new form of flu virus, which spreads easily from person to person because people have no immunity.

Protect yourself and others from seasonal or pandemic flu

For more information about what you can do to prepare for flu season, contact your local public health department.

More Influenza Resources

Centers for Disease Control FluView (Weekly Flu Activity Map)

Local Public Health Departments