Can you have the flu without a fever?


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According to the CDC, people can have the flu without having a fever. The three different types of flu viruses are A, B and C. According to WebMD, types A and B are responsible for the debilitating high fevers, aches, coughing and sniffling. Type C is much less severe.

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According to WebMD, the flu is associated with between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year, as of 2014. The type A flu virus is the only type that is capable of infecting animals, and it is also the type primarily responsible for large flu epidemics as it is constantly changing. The type B virus only infects humans and tends to be less harsh than type A.

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