Flu facts

  • Pneumonia is the most common complication of influenza

  • Influenza can make other health problems worse.

  • Even healthy, young people can get very sick and die from influenza.

  • Each year, more than 12,000 people in Canada are admitted to hospital and 3,500 die from influenza.

  • Influenza is easily spread by tiny droplets when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or even talks.

  • The virus can be breathed in, or people can be exposed to it when they touch something that carries the virus (e.g., hands, objects) and then touch their eyes or nose.

  • Influenza can spread before symptoms start.

  • Other ways to prevent spreading influenza:

    • Wash your hands with warm water and soap or use hand sanitizers often

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm or a tissue, not your hand.

    • Stay at home when you’re sick
       

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