Symptom: Flu in Adults

    Influenza (flu) is an acute infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. It is a common cause of acute respiratory illness and can affect people of all ages. It occurs every year beginning in late fall, with the peak season for the flu in the northern hemisphere extending from November through March. It infects in a widespread fashion, affecting people of different ages at the same time.
  • Some also confuse influenza with the term stomach flu. However, the latter is an illness associated with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and can be caused by bacteria and viruses, but not the influenza viruses. It is a stomach illness, whereas the flu is an illness of the respiratory system.

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  • Influenza (flu) is an acute infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. It is a common cause of acute respiratory illness and can affect people of all ages. It occurs every year beginning in late fall, with the peak season for the flu in the northern hemisphere extending from November through March. It infects in a widespread fashion, affecting people of different ages at the same time.
    • Some also confuse influenza with the term stomach flu. However, the latter is an illness associated with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and can be caused by bacteria and viruses, but not the influenza viruses. It is a stomach illness, whereas the flu is an illness of the respiratory system.

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