It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Encephalitis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Flu.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses from the influenza family. Infections peak each year in winter and is preventable with a vaccine each year. Symptoms generally include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, muscle aches, joint pain, headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. It can be commonly misdiagnosed as the common cold which is caused by a milder virus or covid-19, lyme disease, adenovirus, and pneumonia.