The symptoms include: 

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
Tests to diagnose: 

Lab testing for influenza is performed in certain cases, such as during a new influenza outbreak in a community and in patients who are at increased risk for complications


Antiviral medication, such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) are used for treatment.

For more information visit the following websites