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4. Symptom: Intestinal Disturbance

Although adenoviruses often cause upper respiratory problems, they can also cause severe intestinal disturbances that mimic the flu. Certain strains of adenoviruses can cause gastroenteritis. This condition is associated with stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting. Many people believe they are suffering from a bout of flu when, in fact, it is adenovirus. Hydration is essential when experiencing these symptoms.

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