Fast Five Quiz: Influenza Practice Essentials

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

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November 03, 2021

Patients who receive vaccination typically have milder symptoms and fewer complications. The most common signs and symptoms in mild cases include fever, cough, sore throat, myalgia, and congestion. Frontal or retro-orbital headache is common and may occur with ocular symptoms (eg, photophobia, pain). Diarrhea and vomiting may occur in children but are rarely present in adults. Anosmia is a symptom that suggests COVID-19 as opposed to influenza.

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