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Flu News

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, pregnant women, and smokers – are at high risk for serious flu complications.

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The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. You can also take everyday steps to stop the spread of germs, like washing your hands often, covering your cough, and staying home when you are sick. 


 Fight the Flu

Wash your hands is a central resource for everyone involved in preventing the flu, including individuals, businesses, schools and health care providers.

 Avian Influenza

Oregon Public Health Division epidemiologists are monitoring an investigation by USDA and Oregon Department of Agriculture of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza found in domestic birds in Douglas County, Oregon. The risk of human infection is low.

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