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MUHealth Alert FAQ: H1N1 Influenza
What are signs and symptoms of H1N1 influenza?
Like regular seasonal influenza, onset is often abrupt. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Like seasonal flu, H1N1 may be more severe in people with underlying chronic medical conditions.

In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

Fast breathing or trouble breathing
Bluish skin color
Not drinking enough fluids
Not waking up or not interacting
Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
Symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough
Fever with a rash

In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Sudden dizziness
Confusion
Severe or persistent vomiting



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