I got influenza and started throwing up. Is it the sickness doing that?
The tooltip seems to indicate the correct symptoms (with “fatigue, pain, thirst” as constant factors), so maybe just remove the nauseous effect if it’s there, or maybe it was something else that was causing the vomiting.
Oh, and on that note, how are you even getting influenza (or even the common cold for that matter) in the first place, with no living person to spread it to you?
I’ve only had flu once (IRL), and I vomited a whole bunch so I’d say it’s fair enough. Viruses like the common cold and influenza can survive for a really long time outside of a living host, and still be wafting along by the wind from places where there are sick people.
Since they seem to be comprised ‘mostly’ of quasi-human cells (with understandable exceptions like the skeleton) I’d have to guess that they’d likely still carry most of the diseases the human host would have.
Given host specificity of viruses though, the blob itself isn’t likely to be harmed by anything viral… from this dimension anyhow. Bacteria and fungi, sure maybe, but viruses are fairly specific in their requirements.