Today influenza is commonly known as the flu, but back in the time the show took place it was known as "the grippe." It's caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory system & can be fatal.


  • Flu symptoms
  • Chills & sweats
  • Headache
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue & weakness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Irritated, watery eyes
  • Reddening of the eyes, skin, mouth, throat, and/or nose
  • Diarrhea and/or abdominal pain in children

It can be hard to tell the diffrence between influenza & the common cold.


  • Quinine to bring down the fever.
  • Sponging down the head/shoulders.
  • rest
  • tea made with purple cone flowers

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