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Flu season

1/12/2016 (Permalink)

Influenza bacteria or virus

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Flu Symptoms

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is a different and enhanced form of a cold. The flu usually comes about in an abrupt manner. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

"Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu

1.     Vaccinate

2.     Stop Germs

3.     Antiviral Drugs if your doctor prescribes them

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