Seasonal flu is an illness caused by influenza viruses that is expected each year. The seasonal flu in the U.S. usually occurs during the winter months; however, cases can occur throughout the year.
Most people who get the flu will recover in a few days to less than two weeks. Common flu symptoms include:
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Other ways to prevent catching and spreading the flu include:
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Sources: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Flu.gov; World Health Organization