Influenza (Seasonal Flu) - What Increases Your Risk
Anyone exposed to an
influenza (flu) virus can become infected. These
viruses are contagious and spread easily among people in groups, such as in
nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, schools, and day cares. Working, visiting,
or living in any of these areas increases your risk of getting the flu.
The risk of having severe symptoms and
complications is higher for: