What are the symptoms of the flu?

Influenza is a respiratory illness. Symptoms of flu include:

  • Dry Cough
  • Extreme Tiredness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Sore Throat

Children can have additional gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, but these symptoms are uncommon in adults. Although the term stomach flu is sometimes used to describe vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea, these illnesses are caused by certain other viruses, bacteria, or possibly parasites, and are rarely related to influenza.

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1. What is Influenza (flu)?
2. What are the symptoms of the flu?
3. When is the flu season in the United States?
4. How does the flu spread?
5. Does the flu have complications?
6. How do I find out if I have the flu?
7. How soon will I get sick if I am exposed to the flu?
8. How long is a person with flu virus contagious?
9. How many people get sick or die from the flu every year?