Many people talk about getting a 24 hour flu or a 24 hour bug, but what exactly are they talking about? Is there really a virus that can give you the flu for only 24 hours?
While it would be nice if the flu only lasted for 24 hours, true influenza is not what most people are referring to when they talk about a 24 hour virus. Usually it's the vomiting and diarrhea type virus that so many people call "the flu" even though it really isn't. But even the viruses that cause these types of illnesses and symptoms vary greatly in their severity and duration.
If you are curious, you can find all the information you need about the "24 hour flu" and how it's different from the real flu, as well as tips on treating it if you happen to come down with the dreaded bug.