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Flu symptoms could be early sign of herpes, experts claim

Published Apr 16, 2018, 5:12 pm IST
Updated Apr 16, 2018, 5:15 pm IST
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Flu could be early sign of herpes, experts claim. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Flu could be early sign of herpes, experts claim. (Photo: Pixabay)

Researchers warn the flu could be a sign of herpes, the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD).

This occurs when the immune system attacks the virus, the Daily Mail reported. Two viruses trigger the disease. HSV-type 1 causes blisters on the face and HSV-type 2 affects the genital area.


Experts want to stress on the importance of detecting the early signs in order to treat the disease, which does not have a cure yet.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, most people infected with the disease experience common symptoms.

Early symptoms of herpes:

* Fever
* Nausea
* Headaches
* Muscle ache
* Swollen lymph nodes
* Burning feeling in the genital area
* Pain when you pee

Herpes left untreated can lead to complications particularly for pregnant women.