As many as one in five adults become sick with the flu in the U.S. every year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized due to flu-related complications. If you live an area with high levels of air pollution, you may run an even greater risk of getting sick with the flu. What’s more, if you get the flu your symptoms are likely to be more severe.
The more you know about the flu, how it spreads, and how it can be treated, the better your chances to avoid becoming infected and spreading the flu to others. For more information on what to do if you get sick with the flu, visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/pdf/seasonal-flu/flu_and_you_english_508.pdf