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FrankSz said on 31 January 2011

There seem to be 2 main illnesses, in terms of symptoms, going round that might be classified as Influenza without proper diagnosis: 1) Lasts for several weeks, identical to viral pneumonia, causes lung complications (nodules, pleurisy, sharp pains breathing), initially with temperatures and coughs, flu-symptoms, but followed up by weeks of pulmonary complications 2) 5 days of 39C+ temps , very nasty coughs, cough gets worse as fever declines. I think that basically a couple of strains of unusual influenza are going round, but there is an atypical viral pneumonia going round too. Either that or one of the flu strains is highly irregular.