The Apple Watch series 8 may well be able to sense whether you have flu using a body temperature sensor to detect spikes of heat.
Should the Watch notice any abnormalities it will advise you seek medical attention for professional assistance.
Mark Gurman has reported on this and states the the sensor is yet to pass internal testing.
However, this new feature will not be present on the up and coming more affordable Apple Watch SE.
The addition of the sensor may not only be beneficial to track health, but also to assist those looking to get pregnant, by assisting in tracking the fertility cycle.