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Flu outbreak slowing down

Updated: Tuesday, January 15 2013, 11:56 AM EST
PENSACOLA, FLA. -- The worst nationwide influenza outbreak in four years may be coming to an end.

People are still concerned that there won't be enough vaccines to go around the 47 states that have reported the illness. Despite several declaring health emergencies, the Center for Disease Control says the number of states hit hard has dropped from 29 to 24.

Keep tabs on the flu in your area on our website at:Flu outbreak slowing down


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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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