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Influenza - "The Flu"

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: 214-819-2000

What is Influenza?

Influenza is an illness that is spread when respiratory droplets land on surfaces that are touched by others.

Symptoms of the flu can vary in severity. People who have been infected with the virus report fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches chills and fatigue. Some people also report vomiting and diarrhea.

Milder cases won’t usually require medical attention. Severe infections can require hospitalizations and cause death.

Click here to view the latest Influenza Surveillance Reports.

 

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