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After 5 days, fever and other symptoms have usually disappeared, but a cough and weakness may continue. All symptoms are usually gone within a week or two. ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/how-many-days-are-you-usually-sick-with-the-flu ]
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After 5 days, fever and other symptoms have usually disappeared, but a cough and weakness may continue. All symptoms are usually gone within a week or two. ChaCha!

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