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
Nothing more than bed rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. But in some cases, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral medication, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza). If taken soon after you notice symptoms, these drugs may shorten your illness by a day or so and help prevent serious complications.
Influenza vaccine uptake in 2014 to 2015 in England was similar to recent seasons in the elderly (72.7%) and in healthcare workers (54.6%), though slightly lower in under 65 year olds in a pre-defined clinical risk group (50.3%). An increase was seen in pregnant women (44.1%) compared to 2013 to 2014 (39.8%). In 2014 to 2015, the universal childhood nfluenza vaccine programme with live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was offered to all two, three and four year olds in England, achieving an uptake of 38.5%, 41.3% and 32.9% respectively. For the pilot programme for children of primary and secondary school age (4 to 13 years) in England, an overall uptake of 53.2% was achieved. In Scotland, an uptake of 71.8% was achieved in primary school age children, in Northern Ireland an uptake of 79.7% also in primary school age children and in Wales, children aged 11 to 13 years were offered vaccine, achieving an uptake of 74.3%