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Flu

You Asked: What does the color of my mucus mean?

December 16, 2016
Its color can range from clear to black, but the range of symptoms certainly will not send you over the rainbow

You Asked: Can you sneeze with your eyes open?

December 6, 2016
The body’s blinking response is likely there to protect itself from germs

The best way to cover your sneeze

November 21, 2016
Cover your mouth! But how?

What do I have? Cold, flu or seasonal allergies?

October 28, 2016
Your foolproof guide to figuring out what ails you and how to kick it

Dodge the flu: Get your shot

September 12, 2016
Your guide to staying healthy during flu season

You Asked: Do I have a cold or the flu?

November 10, 2015

Along with the approaching holiday cheer, cold and flu season is also looming in the background, ready to rear its ugly head. Both viruses present with similar symptoms, which can make it difficult to differentiate between the two. So how do you know if the reason you are “feeling under the weather” is a case of the common cold or something nastier, like the flu?

You Asked: Can the flu vaccine give me the flu?

October 13, 2015
With flu season just around the corner, many people choose not to get vaccinated for fear it will "give them the flu."

Infographic: Pandemic Influenza (preparing for the next unknown)

May 12, 2015

Disease outbreaks, such as the H5N1 avian influenza, H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009, and more recently the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, exposed the need for quick access to high-quality, life-saving vaccines and therapeutics, and the importance of reliable, U.S.-based vaccine development and manufacturing capabilities and expertise.

Get the facts on Influenza

November 24, 2014

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter. The peak of flu season has occurred anywhere from late November through March. The overall health impact (e.g., infections, hospitalizations, and deaths) of a flu season varies from year to year.