SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU
If you think you have symptoms of the flu, you
should talk to your doctor
immediately. Take a
look at the sections below to help decide if
experiencing flu-like symptoms or
What Is the Flu?
The flu–also called influenza–is an illness
caused by influenza viruses, which cause
epidemics every year. 1,2 In the United States,
flu season typically begins in the fall,1,2 and it's
recommended that everyone 6 months of age
and older, with rare exception, get an annual
DID YOU KNOW?
Younger children may not exhibit the same flu
symptoms as adults.
Ask your pediatrician about
what signs to look out for.4
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU?
Flu symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a
few weeks. If you’re experiencing any combination of
the following symptoms, especially fever, visit your
doctor to see if you have the flu.1,2
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