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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

It's still not too late to get a flu shot. There's been a big increase in flu cases in Pennsylvania in recent weeks.

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:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • 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.

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