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Influenza (Flu) in Virginia

What’s New With Flu

Influenza (or “the flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus that affects the nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza spreads mainly from person to person by droplets from the nose or throat that are released when an infected person coughs or sneezes. There are many things that people can do to prevent themselves or their loved ones from getting or spreading the flu.

Some facts about influenza:


Last Updated: 02-25-2016

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