|Flu season in the United States usually ranges from November through March.
Also called the Flu, it is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses. It is important that students get a flu vaccination each year to lessen the risk of getting a very bad case of influenza.
Symptoms of influenza
Flu spreads usually from person to person through coughing or sneezing. People may also become infected by touching people with the virus. Most healthy adults can start the spread of the virus one or more days before they even know that they are sick.
The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get a flu shot each year.
See also the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Good Health Habits for prevention of influenza