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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC estimates there have been 10,000 – 25,000 flu deaths in the 2019-2020 flu season.

Snohomish Health District

MedlinePlus

Coronavirus

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus strain spreading from person-to-person in China and other countries, including the United States. In most instances, cases outside of China have been associated with travelers from China. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.

Washington State Department of Health – Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Snohomish Health District

Washington State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MedlinePlus

Johns Hopkins CSSE

Influenza Resources