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Cold vs Flu?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2020 in Cary EMS News, News | 0 comments

Cold vs Flu?

Flu season typically begins when the weather gets cold and peaks in mid to late winter.  Most of us confuse the flu for a cold and vice versa.  It is important to know the difference AND know how to treat both. The flu, more scientifically known as influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses.  The influenza virus usually enters the body through mucus membranes in the mouth, nose or eyes.  When a person with the flu coughs or sneezes, the virus then becomes airborne and can be inhaled by anyone nearby. Remember when mom told you to cover your mouth when...

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