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Proof-Variation7005 t1_iwr4zl9 wrote

With it being November, it's pretty much a given that influenza is ramping up.


theanti_girl t1_iwscw9z wrote

Agreed. This question never makes sense to me. There is literally always shit going around all the time.


Ruca705 t1_iwt7jg3 wrote

Influenza is not a stomach virus.


Proof-Variation7005 t1_iwtdpa8 wrote

Vomiting and diarrhea are pretty fucking common symptoms of it….


flatgreyrust t1_iww2es0 wrote

They’re not actually, there’s just tons of viruses that are colloquially/incorrectly referred to as the flu.


Proof-Variation7005 t1_iww89aa wrote

I get that "stomach flu" colloquially is not influenza, but I assure you that nausea/vomiting/diarrhea can and are influenza symptoms, especially in children.

Downvote and disagree all you want. Or maybe send a nice email and tell the Centers for Disease Control their website is wrong, and John Hopkins Medicine, and the Mayo Clinic too.


therealDrA t1_iwwja31 wrote

Influenza type b is absolutely associated with GI symptoms.