About the Flu
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Is it a Cold or the Flu?
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|Fever||Rare||Fever and severe aches and pains in the joints and muscles and around the eyes are typical signs of a flu. Fever is usually high, (100-102 degrees F); and lasts 3-4 days|
|Coughing||Coughing can be a sign of either a cold or the flu. But a bad cough usually points to the flu.|
|General Aches, Pains||Slight||Usual; often severe|
|Fatigue, Weakness||Quite mild||Can last up to 2-3 weeks|
|Extreme Exhaustion||Never||Early and prominent|
|Mild to moderate;
|Common; can become severe|
|Adapted from Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health September 2005 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases|
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