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What Is The Flu And How Do We Fight It?

Author: 
Jon Dough

Person coughingIt is November which means fall, football, food, family and flu season. 

The flu is a virus that infects just about anyone that comes in contact with it, but why does it seem to only bother us in the winter time? 

The influenza vaccination (flu shot) is our biggest and best defense against this yearly menace, so why do we have to keep getting a new one every year? 

There are lots of questions when it comes to the influenza virus and its many characteristics, but there are also a lot of answers, several of which you can learn in this video by SciShow

Check out the video to learn more, let us know your thoughts in the comments and remember to go get your flu shot!