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Is it Flu?
Someone in your family has been diagnosed with the flu, which is highly contagious. There is a chance that you may also come down with the flu.
Here are the signs and symptoms to help you distinguish flu symptoms from other respiratory illnesses like the common cold.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
FLU
COLD
Onset
Sudden
Gradual
Fever

Characteristic, high
(over 101ºF); lasting
3 to 4 days

Rare
Cough
Dry; can become severe
Hacking
Headache
Prominent
Rare

Myalgia
(muscle aches and pains)

Usual; often severe
Slight
Tiredness and weakness
Can last up to 2 to 3 weeks
Very mild
Extreme exhaustion
Early and prominent
Never
Chest discomfort
Common
Mild to moderate
Stuffy nose
Sometimes
Common
Sneezing
Sometimes
Usual
Sore throat
Sometimes
Common

 

 
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