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†Information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention (CDC) 2015

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Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Influenza (Flu)


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

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.

Flu Complications

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

problems worse.

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

• Confusion

• 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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