Influenza Resources & Information

Influenza

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. There are two main types of influenza (flu) virus: Types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.

The best way to prevent flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

Centers for Disease Control – About Flu

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Snohomish Health District

MedlinePlus

Coronavirus

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus strain first reported in late 2019 in the Wuhan, China area.  Since then, the virus has been reported in a number of countries around the globe, including the United States. Early reports indicated cases were connected with travelers from China, but more recent reports indicate cases with no known connection to China.

Snohomish Health District

Island County

Washington State Department of Health

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

MedlinePlus

Johns Hopkins CSSE

NPR

Influenza Resources