Flu

Fast Flu Facts

  • The flu is an airborne virus spread from one person to another by droplets from coughing or sneezing.
  • Although flu symptoms are felt throughout the body, the flu virus lives and multiplies primarily in the lungs.
  • Upset stomach and vomiting are not symptoms of the flu--"stomach flu" is usually caused by other microorganisms and is often mistakenly referred to as the "flu."

Is it a cold or the flu?

Common Symptoms Cold Flu
Fatigue No Yes
Fever No 100º-104ºF
Muscle Ache No Yes
Joint Pain No Yes
Loss of appetite No Yes
Headache No Yes
Cough Yes Yes
Stuffy Nose Yes No
Diarrhea/Vomiting No No