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Day 6 of 100+\- fever, severe body aches and chills, congestion and I had a severe headache that lasted 4 days and finally passed. Flu test negative.

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: Sounds like flu

The test for flu is not very reliable.
The CDC reports it is 40-70% sensitive, which means that a negative tests are falsely negative in 30-60% cases. Most clinicians report that the test is negative in ~50% of patients with clinical symptoms consistent with flu. Your symptoms are consistent with the flu, and it is most likely cause of these symptoms during winter months in a young adult.

In brief: Sounds like flu

The test for flu is not very reliable.
The CDC reports it is 40-70% sensitive, which means that a negative tests are falsely negative in 30-60% cases. Most clinicians report that the test is negative in ~50% of patients with clinical symptoms consistent with flu. Your symptoms are consistent with the flu, and it is most likely cause of these symptoms during winter months in a young adult.
Dr. Georgia Latham
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