September 05, 2016
Seasonal Influenza or "the flu" is a respiratory (lung) infection caused by a virus. It is spread from person to person through coughs and sneezes, as far as 6 feet away. According to Health Canada a person might also get the flu from touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it, then touch their own mouth or nose. Hand-washing with soap and water or an alcohol based hand rub is very important in reducing the spread of the flu.