This site provides current information about seasonal flu, avian (bird) flu and pandemic flu, CSM's preparation and links to other resources.
The flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The flu is not the same as a cold, although they share many of the same symptoms. The cold is caused by a different virus, and it tends to have milder symptoms than the flu. Colds are also less likely to cause serious complications. Source: Discovery Health
Since the flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death the College of Southern Maryland urges everyone to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to "Take 3" actions to fight the flu:
Visit the CDC webpage for more details on the "Take 3" actions.
Some frequently asked questions:
What are the differences between the symptoms of the common cold, seasonal flu, and H1N1 virus? View the symptoms chart below to obtain some helpful information:
Tips on Traveling with the Flu: