How to Tell the Difference Between the Common Cold and the Flu

It appears the US is experiencing one of the worst Flu seasons in decades.

Flooded emergency rooms and rumors of the Tamiflu shortage have health officials concerned and experts warn we have not reached the peak of the Flu outbreak yet.

The Flu in Florida is at the highest active level available according to standards set by the Center for Disease Control.

So when those early symptoms start to show up, how can you tell the difference between the common cold and the more serious flu and when should you seek treatment?

Tracy Adams, the Bay County Health Department Supervisor, joined Meredith Thursday with the answers.

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