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Flu is diagnosed clinically in most people and tests are usually not done. Tests are usually done in people with severe infection or those who are likely to develop complications. Some tests that are used to diagnose infection with influenza virus include cell culture, direct fluorescent antibody tests against inﬂuenza virus antigen and rapid diagnostic tests for inﬂuenza.
Prognosis of flu is good in most people infected with the influenza virus. The symptoms usually subside within a week or two, but some people may develop complications or may even die. The risk of developing complications is higher in young children, adults older than 50 years and people with any chronic diseases.