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 you are
experiencing flu-like symptoms or something else.
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 flu vaccine.3
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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