Influenza (seasonal flu)

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There have been 1,823 confirmed cases of influenza reported in Montana at this time. 

Influenza case counts are updated on Fridays.

Influenza is a contagious, upper-respiratory disease caused by different strains of influenza viruses. While many people use the imprecise term "flu" to describe 24 or 48 hour bouts of illness, real influenza can interfere with normal daily activities for as long as a week. Influenza is not a minor inconvenience. As many as 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of it each year, and as many as 36,000 die of the disease or complications associated with it. Children under age 1, adults 65 or older and people suffering from  certain medical conditions are at a higher risk of serious complications.

covid vs influenza Information for Heatlh CareInfluenza Basics U.S. flu activity

Influenza prevention posters are available for download (click on an image to download a printable version)

 

Flu season kickoff

2019-2020 flu season kickoff        busting flu shot myths

 

Flu shot campaign

Keep your cowpoke healthy       Flu vaccine and pregnancy       get your flu shot to protect your family     Keep your boots on the ground

flu vaccine age 65+       flu vaccine cardiac       flu vaccine health care providers     flu sick days

 

Handwashing

threewaystostopflu      Handwashing_is_in_CDC    

 

Cold or flu?

Cold vs Flu Infograph    is it a cold or is it influenza?   cold versus flu poster

 

from CDC

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