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How to Handle Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu Facts Sick Day Stat

Colds are responsible for 22 million lost school days every year.
—National Institutes of Health

Cold Culprit

More than 200 different viruses cause common cold symptoms.
—National Institutes of Health

Flu Tracker

If you're curious about how the flu is affecting your community, go to the CDC's Flu Activity & Surveillance site. The tracker issues a searchable data base of weekly flu reports for the United States.

Updated November 2009