Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu.
Fever or feeling feverish/chills, Cough, Sore throat,Runny or stuffy nose,Muscle or body aches,Headaches,Fatigue
The Infectious Disease Regulations, 1981, and subsequent amendments provide the basis for the reporting of infectious diseases in Ireland. Under the regulations a medical practitioner must notify in writing the appropriate health board of each case of infectious disease as soon as he or she becomes aware of or suspects such a case. On a weekly basis each health board furnishes to the National Disease Surveillance Centre a return of the cases of infectious diseases notified in its functional area.The National Disease Surveillance Centre – NDSC – was established in 1998 and its principal function is the surveillance of communicable diseases.