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Florida flu cases moderate to severe

Updated: Tuesday, January 15 2013, 11:55 AM EST
Moderately severe.
That's how the Florida Surgeon General, Dr. John Armstrong, is describing the state's flu season.
    
Florida is one of 41 states with confirmed cases.
The Centers of Disease Control says 18 children have died across the country so far because of the flu.
    
Health experts are urging vaccinations for everyone six months and older.
At this time there is no shortage of vaccines in Florida.Florida flu cases moderate to severe


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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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