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Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. The flu is more common during flu season, which usually occurs in the fall and winter every year. Flu season is well under way. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have already been between 25 million and 49 million cases of the flu in the United States.
AdventHealth wants to help you make the best decisions about your health and wellness, so we’ve gathered helpful information and resources to help you navigate this flu season. In this post, you’ll learn more about how the flu spreads, tips for preventing the flu and information about flu tests and treatment. We’ve also compiled a list of Centra Care locations in and around Sanford, Florida, all of which offer flu tests and treatment.