The flu virus can be contagious up to 24 hours before symptoms develop. For this reason, it’s essential to spot symptoms as early as possible. Learn how to tell if you have the flu by watching this short clip.
The most common flu symptoms include body aches, fever, chills, cough, runny nose, general fatigue, and vomiting or diarrhea. Even if you are not the type who gets sick often, you can still transmit the virus to others. While most healthy adults recover without hospitalization, antiviral medications may be recommended for older individuals, young children, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions.
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