Symptoms of flu

Flu usually develops more quickly than a cold, with distinguishing symptoms including;

  • Sudden fever - a temperature of 38°C (100.4°F) or above.
  • Dry, chesty cough.
  • Headache.Tiredness.
  • Chills.
  • Aching muscles.
  • Limb or joint pain.
  • Diarrhoea or upset stomach.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny or blocked nose.
  • Sneezing.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Difficulty sleeping.

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Workers are at risk of catching flu from colleagues who fear taking time off when they are ill, a new study has found. One in three employees (32%) feel pressured to go into work even if they have the virus.