What is the flu?
The flu (or influenza) is a common, but potentially serious respiratory illness. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches and chills, or fatigue. People with the flu can be contagious before they exhibit symptoms, so it’s important to get vaccinated.
Can the flu be treated?
The influenza virus changes every year. Getting vaccinated can reduce the affects of the flu, or help you avoid it entirely. There are several different methods for getting the flu vaccine too. Nasal sprays are a common alternative to getting a shot. And if you do get the flu, there are medications available to reduce the affects. If you are diagnosed with influenza price your treatments options here.