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Flu in Adults (cont.)

Flu in Adults Symptoms and Signs

A sudden increase in the number of school-aged children sick at home with flu-like illness may indicate the arrival of flu season. This outbreak is soon followed by similar infection in other age groups, especially among adults.

Symptoms usually come on suddenly.

  • Fever (usually high)
  • Severe aches and pains in the joints and muscles and around the eyes
  • Generalized weakness
  • Ill appearance with warm, flushed skin and red, watery eyes
  • Headache
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat and watery discharge from the nose or nasal congestion
  • Vomiting or diarrhea is sometimes seen, particularly in children
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