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The flu virus mainly infects warm-blooded mammals and birds, which means dogs and cats are susceptible but lizards and turtles are not.
There are more than 100 national influenza centers in more than 100 countries collecting and analyzing influenza virus strains for the next vaccine.
Your muscles ache when you have the flu because the virus is wreaking havoc on your body and causing inflammation.
A stuffy nose occurs when some of the blood vessels and natural tissues in your nose are inflamed. For relief, you have to reduce the inflammation.
Doctors will sometimes recommend a neti pot to alleviate the nasal or sinus congestion that comes with a common cold, sinus infection, or allergies.
You can't get sick from being cold, but spending more time inside with crowds and not exercising as much can make you more susceptible to infection.
When you're sleeping with a stuffy nose, you should sleep in the right position and run a humidifier in your bedroom.
Yes, you can get the flu more than once a year, but it will probably be a different strain of the influenza virus.
When you're sick with the flu, avoid foods and fluids that are hard to digest and will dehydrate you.
The most common flu symptoms are body aches, chills, cough, fatigue, fever, and headache but there are other symptoms like sore throat and vomiting.