• Seasonal Influenza is a viral infection, with the virus regularly changing mainly affects the lungs, but can affect the heart or other body systems, particularly in people with other health problems, leading to pneumonia and/or heart failure.
  • Seasonal Influenza is spread via respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs, or through touch, eg handshake. It spreads most easily in confined and crowded spaces.
  • Anyone not immune through annual vaccination is at risk, but the elderly and small children are at most risk of infection.