Flu Facts


The flu usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:1

  • Fever (usually high)
  • Headache
  • Tiredness/weakness (can be extreme)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea and vomiting also can occur, but are more common in children.

These symptoms are usually referred to as "flu-like symptoms." A lot of different illnesses, including the common cold, can have similar symptoms.

1Source: www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms.htm