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Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment
Flu Symptoms and
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 different from a cold. The flu
usually comes on suddenly. People who
have the flu often feel some or all of
or feeling feverish/chills
• Sore throat
• Runny or stuffy nose
• Muscle or body aches
• Fatigue (tiredness)
• Some people may have vomiting and
diarrhea, though this is more common in
children than adults.
Most people who get influenza will
recover in 3-10 days but some people
will develop complications (such as
pneumonia) as a result of the flu. These
complications can be life-threatening
and result in death.
Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus and ear
infections are examples of complications
from flu. Flu can make chronic health
In adults, emergency warning signs that
need urgent medical attention include:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Pain or pressure in chest or abdomen
• Sudden dizziness
• Severe or persistent vomiting
• Flu-like symptoms improve but return
with fever or severe cough
It’s important to note that not everyone with
flu will have a fever.
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