Getting vaccinated every year is a great way of protecting oneself from the flu and its complications (pneumonia, hospitalisation, and death).
There is still time to get vaccinated.
The major symptoms are the following:
- Muscle aches;
- sudden fever, between 38 °C and 40 °C (100,4 °F and 104 °F);
- generalized widespread malaise lasting several days; cough;
- iritated or sore throat.
Children can also experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. The elderly can feel weak and confused without exhibiting any other symptoms.
The flu is often confused with other respiratory infections such as a cold. To learn more, consult the page Differences between flu and cold.