Summary

The influenza virus circulates every year and causes an infectious disease known as influenza (flu). Symptoms of the flu include: sudden fever, headache, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose. The virus can cause a mild or severe illness depending on the type of influenza virus and the age and general health of the affected person. When you catch the flu it may take three days to show any symptoms and these may last up to a week.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Research and reports
Date Published
15 Jul 2007
Size
2 pages
Update Frequency
Annual
Available format
pdf
Author
Department of Health & Human Services