Health Tip: Is It the Flu or a Cold?
Flu cases have doubled in Pennsylvania in recent weeks and it's a good time to review the symptoms - and get a flu shot
The following health tip is from the Pa. Department of Health:
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious disease that is caused by the influenza virus. It attacks the respiratory tract in humans (nose, throat, and lungs). The flu is different from a cold. Influenza usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:
- Tiredness (can be extreme)
- Dry cough
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion
- Body aches
These symptoms are usually referred to as "flu-like symptoms."
If you think you have the flu, or do get sick, stay home from work or school so that you don’t infect or make others ill.