An estimated one in 10 U.S. adults will get a cold from a virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency warned that in the coming months, people should be especially cautious if they’re at home and if they have chronic conditions.
CDC officials warned that people should not assume that all people who get a virus are going to get sick because of the virus.
The CDC said they do not have a way to say with certainty how many people are infected because there are so many variables.
They also said that people are still not sure how long a cold lasts, so it’s best to be extra cautious and be proactive if they are exposed to the virus in the future.
The CDC said that while many people do not get a flu, people who are infected with influenza are at high risk for serious complications including:High feverHigh coughLow weightLow blood pressureLow cholesterolLow body temperatureLow blood sugarLow potassiumLow body fatLow bone massHigh cholesterolLow blood-sugar levelLow blood levels of red blood cellsHigh blood pressure and cholesterolLow potassium levelLow cholesterol levelLow red blood cell countLow red cell count levelLow risk of developing an immune reactionLow risk for blood clotsLow risk from pneumoniaLow risk to the brainHigh risk for cardiovascular diseaseLow risk high blood pressure, stroke and kidney diseaseHigh risk of bleeding in the lower bodyLow risk and high risk of kidney stonesLow risk, but not as much, for certain types of cancer and heart diseaseHigh risks for certain infections, including pneumonia, meningitis and hepatitis, and certain types and levels of heart disease.
Symptoms of influenza include a mild flu-like illness, such as a fever, cough, sore throat or sore eyes, and fever, chills and shortness of breath.
The virus is usually milder than other viruses and is not contagious, but symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle aches and trouble breathing.
Symptoms may last from two to five days.
People with weakened immune systems are especially at risk for getting the flu.
The U.N. says that the flu virus can cause severe and long-lasting illness, including death.
It is transmitted through close contact with a person with a weakened immune system.
People who develop pneumonia and meningococcal meningovirus infections are at highest risk.