How to Pronounce flu?

Correct pronunciation for the word "flu" is [flˈuː], [flˈuː], [f_l_ˈuː].

"Flu" in context

Flu is an infectious disease caused by one of several types of influenza virus. It is often more severe than the common cold and can have serious complications, such as pneumonia. Symptoms of the flu usually come on quickly, and they include fever, chills, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, and vomiting or diarrhea. It is spread through contact with an infected person's respiratory secretions, such as nasal or oral secretions, or contact with a contaminated surface. Treatment usually focuses on relieving the symptoms. Vaccines can help to prevent the spread of flu and reduce severity of illness.

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