Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory system. Symptoms of influenza often appear within a few days of being exposed to the virus. These symptoms typically begin 1–4 days after exposure to the virus and last for about 2–8 days. Influenza may progress to pneumonia, which can be caused by the primary viral infection or by a secondary bacterial infection.

If left untreated, influenza can lead to other serious health problems. Please practice social distancing in order to reduce the potential spread of the disease as influenza is highly contagious.
  • Symptoms
  • Fever

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

    • With chills




    Blocked nose

    or Runny nose


    Cough with mucus or without mucus

    • Dry

    • Lasting 3 weeks or less


    Muscle pain




    Poor appetite


    Joint pain



    Pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat

    Feel like vomiting


  • Risk factors
  • Treatment
  • Usually, you'll need nothing more than rest and plenty of fluids to treat the flu. But if you have a severe infection or are at higher risk for complications, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral drug to treat the flu which can shorten your illness by a day or so and help prevent serious complications. Lifestyle and home remedies: these measures may help ease your symptoms: 1-Drink plenty of liquids. 2-Rest, get more sleep. 3-Stay warm. 4-Consider pain relievers.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Influenza, then a visit to a general practitioner is recommended.

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    General practitioner

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