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Influenza (flu) is an infection, caused by a virus, that makes you feel very sick, often with fever, headache, body aches, and coughing.
People often use the term "flu" to describe a cold or a stomach virus. But influenza isn't a stomach problem, and it usually feels much worse than a cold.
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
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