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Common Flu Symptoms

sick personInfluenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory viral infection that usually comes on suddenly. It can cause mild to severe illness.

Typical flu-like symptoms include


  • Fever (100ºF or higher)
    PLUS
  • Cough or sore throat

Other symptoms may include


  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.

Posted December 2011

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare
(Off-site Primary Care Practices)
1-877-406-3963

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