Flu

Also called: Grippe, Influenza
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Flu is a respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses. The viruses pass through the air and enter your body through your nose or mouth. Between 5% and 20% of people in the U.S. get the flu each year. The flu can be serious or even deadly for elderly people, newborn babies, and people with certain chronic illnesses.

Symptoms of the flu come on suddenly and are worse than those of the common cold. They may include

  • Body or muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

Is it a cold or the flu? Colds rarely cause a fever or headaches. Flu almost never causes an upset stomach. And "stomach flu" isn't really flu at all, but gastroenteritis.

Most people with the flu recover on their own without medical care. People with mild cases of the flu should stay home and avoid contact with others, except to get medical care. If you get the flu, your health care provider may prescribe medicine to help your body fight the infection and lessen symptoms.

The main way to keep from getting the flu is to get a yearly flu vaccine. Good hygiene, including hand washing, can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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News, Updates and Latest Articles - Flu

This section provides information about news, updates and latest research related to Flu

Winter Sickness: How to Tell If It's a Cold or the Flu

Catching a cold or the flu can make you feel miserable. But how can you tell which one you have?

Fighting the flu, with frog mucus - CNN.com

A new study shows that frog mucus can fight flu viruses under the microscope and in mice; but more research is needed to determine any benefits for humans.

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This page was last updated on 5/17/2017.
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