Flu Resource Center

Prevention is your best defense. Learn how to protect yourself from the flu.

Common Flu Symptoms

The symptoms of flu virus may include:

 

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  • Fever 
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Chills 
  • Fatigue 

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If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.

Emergency Warning Signs in Children

In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish or gray skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

Emergency Warning Signs in Adults

In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

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Emergency Department Tips: tips to help you and your family with a visit to the Emergency Department during this busy time.

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