12 Flu Facts: How Flu Matters to You

An article from the UVM Health Network 2019 Flu Education series

This flu season is just beginning in our region. It’s annoying. It’s inconvenient. And it should be taken seriously.  This contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses can make you feel miserable, keep you from work and holiday gatherings or, worse, send you to the hospital. According to the CDC, flu resulted in up to 61,200 deaths last year, October 2018 - May 2019.

So here are a twelve useful facts to help put the flu in perspective. Join the flu fight and help keep yourself, your family and friends, and our community healthy and safe this flu season!