What is influenza? What is the difference between a cold and the flu virus? How contagious is it? Edward Ryan, M.D., Director of Global Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Immunology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discusses influenza, common symptoms, and the most effective ways to prevent infection, including vaccinations.
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0:00 – Intro
0:38 – What Is Influenza?
0:52 – What Is The Difference Between A Cold And Influenza
1:20 – What Causes Influenza?
1:49 – How Contagious Is Influenza?
2:30 – Why Do We Have To Get Influenza Vaccines Yearly?
3:04 – Can I Still Spread The Flu Having Had The Vaccine?
3:36 – Can Someone Be At High Risk For Influenza?
4:16 – How Can I Prevent Influenza?
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