What are typical flu symptoms?

The symptoms of seasonal flu include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. Seasonal flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions. 

In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include: 

- Fast breathing or trouble breathing ?- Bluish skin color ?- Not drinking enough fluids ?- Not waking up or not interacting 

- Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held 

- Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough 

- Fever In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include: 

- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 

- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen 

- Sudden dizziness 

- Confusion 

- Severe or persistent vomiting

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