The flu is different from a cold. Both a cold and the flu are respiratory illnesses, yet they are caused by different types of viruses with different symptoms. The flu usually comes on suddenly. To recognize flu symptoms, remember Flu F.A.C.T.S. (Fever, Aches, Chills, Tiredness, and Sudden onset). Children can have additional flu symptoms that are rare in adults, including vomiting and diarrhea.
This infograph highlights data about flu treatment, vaccination and prevention. Visit www.FluFACTS.com for more information, including symptom checker, flu tracker and a free “Are You a Flu Fighter?” coloring book.