"Everyone's got the flu" - cartoon by Pepin, 1889
"Everyone's got the flu" - cartoon by Pepin, 1889

Summing up

In this second week, we’ve covered a lot of ground.

We’ve focused on vaccination, treatment and diagnosis, and also looked at several other viruses that can often be mistaken for the flu.

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Influenza: How the Flu Spreads and Evolves

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