Not Just the Flu

Common symptoms actually point to a deadly virus

By John R. Pettinato|Tuesday, January 01, 2002
Melissa's first brush with death, an automobile accident that put her in a coma, came when she was 15. After extensive rehabilitation, her youthful vitality returned. Her next bout with death came 10 years later, and this time I was afraid her luck had run out. It was April, and the freshness of spring had just begun to wash away the gloom of winter. But this spring brought Melissa shaking chills, night sweats, and vomiting—the flu. Her prescription was simple: plenty of rest, plenty of f...

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