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What are the symptoms of viral infections?

Symptoms of viral infections will depend on the type of virus that attacks your body. Upper respiratory symptoms will include sore throat, runny nose, and coughing. Influenza viruses can cause nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, body aches and headaches. Herpes virus symptoms present as sores on the mouth, genital area, or anywhere on the skin, such as a wart.

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