According to Chopra, this year's most prominent symptoms are: fever or chills, coughing, sore throat, runny nose, headaches, muscle and body aches, fatigue, and vomiting (especially in children). These are fairly typical for any flu season, but the symptoms have been more severe for many patients this year.
Bernard Camins, MD, associate professor at the University of Alabama — Birmingham's Division of Infectious Diseases, said that people frequently mistake flu symptoms with those of the common cold. "Flu symptoms include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue," Camins told POPSUGAR. "The common cold very rarely gives you fever or chills, or muscle or body aches."