Influenza, commonly called the "flu" is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can affect the nose, throat, and lungs. Symptoms of influenza generally include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, and/or fatigue. Some people, such as individuals 65 years and older, children, and those with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious illness.
View Washington State Department of Health's “Weekly Influenza Update” to see the most current information on the state's influenza status or compare with CDC’s Weekly Report. If you’re interested worldwide efforts to combat influenza, read the World Health Organization’s Global Influenza Strategy.
The best ways to reduce your risk from seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.
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