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The Flu Basics

September 10, 2019

From the Walgreens website

The flu is a respiratory illness that affects millions of people each year.

It’s caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person. Learn how to protect yourself from the flu virus and what to do if you become ill.

What is the flu? Influenza (the flu) is a viral respiratory infection of the nose, throat and sometimes lungs. Illnesses can range from mild to severe. In some cases, complications from the flu can lead to hospitalizations and even death. Possible complications include bacterial pneumonia and ear and sinus infections. The flu can also make chronic health conditions worse, including diabetes, asthma and congestive heart failure.

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