Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness. It most people it can cause mild to severe illness, but it can also cause complications that lead to death, especially in vulnerable populations. The best way to prevent the flu is getting a flu vaccine every year.
The Erie County Department of Health compiles statistics of seasonal influenza cases in Erie County.
What To Do If You Are Sick
Flu can spread easily from person to person. Therefore, if you are sick, you should stay home from work or school.
It is also important to take steps to prevent the spread of influenza to others in the home. For specific recommendations, read the Stay at Home Influenza Toolkit.