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Advice, facts and statistics about influenza.
Almost 1.6 million people in Norway belong to groups with an increased risk of complications from influenza. They are recommended to take the seasonal influenza vaccine.
Influenza causes fever and body aches as well as respiratory symptoms. Typically, five to ten per cent of the population becomes ill during a winter season. Influenza seasons vary in severity.
Every year, 5 to 15 per cent of the population contracts influenza. Research shows that many people are infected without becoming ill, but they can infect others.
During the influenza season each winter, many households may have one or more people with influenza who require nursing at home. Here is advice about caring for the patient.
The WHO National Influenza Centre Norway at the NIPH prepares a report for WHO every February and September that describes the influenza situation in Norway.
The poster ”Good habits to prevent influenza” focuses on cough- and hand hygiene to prevent infection with influenza. It can be ordered for use where information to the public is required in English.