Influenza (Flu)

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Listen as Matt Lepay, the voice of the Wisconsin Badgers football and basketball teams, encourages everyone to get their flu shots! (public service announcements)

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.

Weekly Influenza Report

Avian influenza 

Influenza A H3N2 variant viruses (H3N2v) (PDF,  43 KB)

Seasonal influenza

Seasonal Influenza (Flu): Is it a Cold, Flu, or Pertussis?

Additional Info Group

Last Revised: October 2, 2015