“Influenza (aka “the flu”) is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting the vaccine every year,” states HealthTap Medical Expert Dr. Henry Selke.
Can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
Here are symptoms to look out for:
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