It is a virus that infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs) causing symptoms including fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. Children can have additional symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, but these symptoms are uncommon in adults. The infection can lead to severe complications of underlying diseases, pneumonia and death. Influenza is a severe respiratory illness associated with more than 500 deaths in Oregon.
How to prevent the spread of influenza
Flu Pandemic Information:
Avian Influenza Information:
Oregon Department of Ag
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
US Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Department of Human Services