What is the Flu?

Influenza (or flu) is a respiratory tract infection caused by a virus and is very easily spread.

What are the Symptoms of the Flu?

Symptoms may include:

  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sneezing at times
  • Cough, often becoming severe
  • Severe aches and pains
  • Fatigue for several weeks
  • Sometimes a sore throat
  • Extreme exhaustion

How is the Flu Treated?

The goal of treatment for influenza is to help prevent or decrease the severity of symptoms. This treatment may include over-the-counter medications, or anti-viral medications in more severe cases.