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Infectious diseasesInfluenza

Commonly referred to as flu, influenza is an infectious viral disease. Normally, influenza is confused with common cold. However, influenza is a more severe disease than the common cold as influenza affects the lungs as well. Influenza can prove fatal when it leads to pneumonia especially in the case of newborns and small children. It is best advised to identify the disease at the earliest.

The indications of influenza include:

• Fever

• Chills

• Headache

• Muscle aches

• Dizziness

• Loss of appetite

• Tiredness

• Cough

• Sore throat

• Runny nose

• Stuffy nose

• Nausea or vomiting

• Ear pain

• Nasal congestion

• Loss of appetite

• Diarrhea and vomiting in children

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