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don't take me as the last word, by all means, as much of my evidence is anecdotal and the rest 'i read somewhere...' (great footnotes, lol, but i generally *do* temper my advice according to the veracity of the source! i don't quote those i thought were full of bs to begin with!) BUT...
from everything i read (and all my experiences) influenza is not associated with vomiting, except perhaps in a peripheral way, say, like when my kids were pukey from coughing so from pertussis? that is to say when most people say 'hey, i've got the 24 hr and/or stomach flu' they have something in the way of an e.coli variant or one of those nasty food(ok, feces)bourne illnesses. but of course if you are very ill you may vomit just from general unwellness. i'd guess that's a different sort of vomity than the hurling-your-guts-out fun of 'stomach flu'. i wouldn't think there would be great confusion which illness one was suffering from, unless influenza mutates to something we are all completely unfamiliar with!
jmho and what i vaguely remember (please enlighten us further, hil- COUGH anyone who knows more precise info :P), suse