The flu can lead to mild or serious illness and in some cases it might lead to death. The best way you can prevent it is by being vaccinated each year.
It can infect people of all ages, but can be more severe for children, babies, pregnant women and those with long term conditions.
People with weak immune symptoms have high risk of getting the disease.
The flu virus is spread fast through discharges from the throat and nose of an infected person. It is mostly spread through talking, coughing and sneezing.
It is also possible to get flu by touching object or surface with flu virus and then touching nose, mouth or eyes.
To help you understand more about this illness, here are some flu symptoms 2016.
Symptoms usually start to appear one to three days when you get infected.
A high percentage of people will get better within one week.
However, even when you get better, you might still have lingering cough or still have fatigue for some weeks.
Some of the major symptoms of flu include.
This is the most common symptoms that affect almost every person with influenza.
There is sudden rise in body temperature which makes you feel very uncomfortable.
The body temperature might rise up to 38 degrees centigrade or above.
Chesty and dry cough
Another major symptom is a dry cough that can make you feel pain feeling your chest.
The cough is dry meaning it does not have a lot of moisture.
Pain in some body parts
It might also make you feel pain in some body parts.
Some of the body parts that you might feel pain include muscles, joint, headache, limbs, throat and chest.
Nausea and vomiting
You might also develop nausea that leads to vomiting. As a result, you might feel tired and feel weak.
Other major symptoms include chills, a sore throat, sneezing, difficulty sleeping, blocked nose, running nose and loss of appetite.
How to deal with the symptoms
It is possible to treat these flu symptoms 2016 by buying drugs from your pharmacy. You should also keep warm, drink a lot of water and take painkillers if necessary.
However, if the symptoms are severe and do not reduce after taking the medications, you should visit your doctor.