The flu typically lasts 5 to 7 days.
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Typical flu symptoms include:
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If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school until you have been fever free for at least 24 hours.
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There is no live flu virus in flu shots, so the vaccine cannot and does not cause the flu. Here are a few facts about the flu vaccine:
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