Influenza (flu) has been confirmed in the surrounding areas
Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- fever* (usually high) or feeling feverish/chills
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle or body aches
- fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
The term “stomach flu” is a misnomer that is sometimes used to describe gastrointestinal illnesses caused by organisms other than influenza viruses.