Influenza (Flu)

The Latest on the 2017-2018 Flu Season 

  • Weekly Respiratory Report (PDF)
  • Why is it so important to get the flu shot? Check out our new educational flyers and find out who you can protect this flu season!
  •  The flu season is already making the rounds in Wisconsin. Read more in our recent news release 


What is the flu?

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). It can cause mild to severe illness, sometimes leading to death. Influenza symptoms often begin suddenly, with fever, headache, tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches. The best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated each year.

The best ways to prevent the flu

Take a look as UW Student Athletes encourage everyone to get flu shots! (Public Service Announcements)

Weekly Influenza Report

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Last Revised: January 19, 2018