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What are the Flu Symptoms for the 2013 Influenza Virus?

By Staff
Jan 12, 2013
Flu Symptoms 2013 - Watch for fever, chills, sore throat, fatigue and body aches.

What are the symptoms you will feel if you are getting the flu in 2013?

The Influenza virus is spreading rapidly across the United States with almost no state being spared, it is now widespread in 47 states, according to an analysis by the Center for Disease control.

If you are feeling sick, the CDC has this guide of symptoms that may help to decide if you should seek the aid of a physician to feel better and heal.

The report from the government agency notes that 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
Sore throat
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Fatigue (tiredness)
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

* It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

More details here from the CDC.


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