Ahout a week or couple days ago, my mother announces that my little brother had picked up a germ, and we were to steer clear of him (she originally was going to keep him up in his room and feed him on disposable dishes and stuff, but she totally forgot about it. I have the unfortunate luck of living on the same floor with him.) least we wanted to get sick as well. So far, it worked like a charm, my bro stayed up in his room and we went about our business, avoiding him like the plague he currently was. So anyhow, about a day later, our Mom informs us that he was complaing of a head and earache, and yesterday my Dad was suffering from the exact same thing. And, wouldn't know it, I think I might've caught the germ as well (I also, burned my throat drinking hot chroacolate, so misery is my company right now). I got lower back pain, a headache, and mild earache. I suspect its the flu, but I've never had it like this before... Am I right?