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    Influenza (Flu)

    What is Flu?

    Flu is an infectious and common viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes.

    It's not the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses. Symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

    You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it is especially common in winter, which is why it is also known as "seasonal flu".

    For more information see the Flu page on NHS Inform.

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