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What is Influenza?

What is Influenza?

The respiratory system includes the nose, throat, and lungs, which are all affected by the flu (influenza). Although influenza is frequently referred to as the flu, it differs from stomach “flu” viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea. Most flu sufferers recover on their own. But occasionally, influenza and its side effects might be fatal. 

Symptoms of Influenza? 

The flu may initially appear to be a typical cold with a runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat. Colds typically take time to break. However, the flu often strikes abruptly. And although having a cold might be unpleasant, having the flu typically makes you feel much worse. 

  • Fever 
  • Aching muscles 
  • Chills and sweats 
  • Headache 
  • Dry, persistent cough 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Tiredness and weakness 
  • Runny or stuffy nose 
  • Sore throat 
  • Eye pain 
  • Vomiting and diarrhea, but this is more common in children than adults. 

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