Influenza, more commonly known as “the flu,” is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system. It usually resolves on its own over time, but sometimes the flu can become life-threatening and lead to complications, especially in children and people with weakened immune systems.
The best way to protect yourself from the flu is by living a healthy lifestyle and getting your annual flu shot.
If you have the flu, you might experience:
• Sweats, chills, and increased temperature sensitivity
• General weakness
• A persistent cough
• Nasal congestion and running nose
• Sneezing and sore throat
• Chest tightness and pain
• Fatigue and aching muscles