'11-Day Virus' making the rounds in Houston

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 10 at 6:46 PM

HOUSTON – Feel like you’re getting the flu? It might be the "11-Day Virus."

The virus, which is making the rounds in cities like Houston and Austin, makes people sick for almost two weeks.

Symptoms include a dry cough, sore throat, high fever, runny nose and fatigue.

Doctors say flu shots won’t protect you from the virus, and antibiotics don’t help.

The only remedies are over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.

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