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Flu Season’s Arrival Means It’s Time to Get Vaccinated

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Flu season is here. WiRED International urges everyone to get vaccinated. Influenza or flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by several viruses. Flu resembles the common cold because it infects the same organs (nose, throat, lungs) and has similar symptoms. However, the flu can develop additional symptoms and become much more severe than most common colds.