With influenza season here, it's important to know whether or not you've actually come down with the flu - or - if you're "just sick" with something else.

Here are the common signs of influenza.

  • High fever
  • Severe body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Runny or stuffed nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Having one or two of these symptoms at any given time does not necessarily mean that you have influenza.  However, with each additional symptom - your chances of having a case of the flu increase.

As always, it's best to consult your doctor.

Source material for this article come from the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control.



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