Influenza

Learn about influenza and how to prevent and control the spread of disease.

Influenza (flu) is a disease of the body’s respiratory system, which includes the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is caused by a virus and it can be very serious. Every year in the U.S. seasonal flu causes thousands of hospital admissions and deaths. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best protection.

Contact Information

Address

State Public Health Laboratory
305 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Fax

Infectious Disease Division (617) 983–6925
Laboratory Sciences Division (617) 983–6210
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