Also known as Influenza is a virus that can be quite a nasty and unpleasant illness.

Influenza is more severe than the common cold and is caused by a different type of virus. It is transmitted through the air typically by coughs and sneezes.

Flu symptoms can start quite suddenly after infection (1-2 days). The initial symptoms are chills or a chilly sensation, fever may also be common early in the infection.

Symptoms may include:

  • Fever and extreme coldness (chills shivering, shaking)
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion
  • Body aches, especially joints and throat
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritated, watering eyes
  • Reddened eyes, skin (especially face), mouth, throat and nose

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