The flu is a contagious respiratory virus.
No, the flu vaccine doesn’t treat all types of the flu, only some of them.
All of the above as well as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
From one day before he or she gets sick until one day after symptoms end
24 hours after the fever disappears
With rest, drinking plenty of liquids and taking over the counter medications that do not contain aspirin to relieve symptoms.
Yes, the flu can be fatal in rare cases. It is especially dangerous for young children, the elderly and those with chronic conditions, such as diabetes or a heart condition, which make them more vulnerable to disease.
Resources: Listen to the podcast “The Flu: Treatment and Prevention”. Family Nurse Practitioner Mandy Price discusses normal flu symptoms as well as complications that can arise from the flu. She explains what populations are most vulnerable to the flu and how vaccinations can help protect them.