According to the CDC, the flu can really wreak havoc on you, knocking you off our feet and straight into bed. The best way to prevent it is by getting the flu vaccine each year. But what if you do happen to catch it? How long does the flu last? What are the signs and flu symptoms you can expect? Get all your answers right here.
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How Long Does the Flu Last and What Is It, Exactly?
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Symptoms typically last 1-2 weeks.
What is influenza, aka the flu?
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How can I get some relief?
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