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Flu season

Updated: Friday, January 24 2014, 09:01 AM CST
The peak of flu season is quickly approaching.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ten "more" states reported widespread flu activity last week.
    That brings the total number of states with widespread flu activity to 35.
   
The CDC says the flu season typically peaks in January or February.

Flu season


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Flu Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

FLU VS. COMMON COLD

Flu Symptoms (more intense than common cold):

  • Fever 
  • Body aches
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Dry cough are more common and intense
  • Chills
  • HeadachesCommon


Cold Symptoms:  
  • Stuffy/runny nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever is rare
  • Slight body aches
  • Mild fatigue

Source: Centers for Disease Control

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