Influenza, also called the flu, is a virus that causes a severe respiratory infection and spreads around the world in epidemics. It starts out like a cold, but soon gets much worse.

Symptoms include high fever, aches and pains, cough, sweating and shivering, and, often, vomiting and/or diarrhea. The worst is usually over in three to five days, but it may take two or three weeks to feel completely well.

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