Influenza is a common, and sometimes deadly virus commonly refered to as "the flu". Many people frequently mistake the common cold for flu, the term "flu" is used freely in relationship to cold-like symptoms. However, true influenza is a strong and potentially lethal virus that leads to approximately 35,000 deaths per year. People with compromised immune systems, the elderly, or those with chronic illnesses are especially vulnerable to contracting influenza. The flu season is typically from mid-October to early spring. Flu can kill. You need to protect yourself.
REMEMBER THE COMMON COLD IS NOT INFLUENZA.