In Canada, many people get colds and the flu (influenza) in the winter.
Viruses cause colds and the flu. These viruses pass easily from person to person.
Learn more about colds and the flu:
- How to protect yourself
- How to protect others
- What to do if you have a cold or the flu
- How to wash your hands
Story reprinted from The Westcoast Reader newspaper, September / October 2016