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What is the definition or description of: flu?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Flu: Also called influenza, is an infectious disease caused by virus, leading to chills, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, severe headache, coughing & weakness.
Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
...: Influenza (aka "flu") is a contagious respiratory viral illness that can cause mild to severe illness including death. There is treatment available to decrease symptoms, but it is better to prevent the flu is by getting the vaccine every year.

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