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.


8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647 FCC Form 398
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186318772