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What is flu and what are the symptoms?
Published: 31st October, 2017 in: Cough, Cold and Flu
Flu is a highly infectious, airborne virus, spread through coughs, sneezes and surface contact – such as touching door handles. It affects the UK from September to April each year. Flu usually passes in around seven days.
Symptoms of Flu:
- A sudden fever - a temperature of 38C or above – this is of the of main differences you might notice between this and a cold, which tend to come on gradually.
- Aching body
- Feeling tired or exhausted – much more than a cold, often resulting in not being able to carry on day to day activities.
- Dry, chesty cough
- Sore throat
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Diarrhoea or tummy pain
- Nausea and being sick