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Symptoms

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Symptoms of the seasonal flu:

The seasonal flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times even death.

Here are the symptoms. If you have these symptoms, they are usually symptoms of the flu - a very contagious respiratory disease:

  • fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches and pain
  • sore throat
  • cough or
  • weakness

If you do not start to feel better after a few days or if your symptoms get worse, you should either call your health care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

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Differences between the flu and a cold 

How do you know if you have the flu or just a cold? Here are symptoms of the two illnesses.

Cold or Flu?

 

SYMPTOM

 COLD

 FLU

 Fever

 Rare

 Usually high, sudden onset
 Lasts 3 - 4 days

 Headache

 Rare

 Frequent

 Aches & Pains

 Slight

 Usual, often quite severe

 Weakness

 Rare / Mild

 Moderate to extreme
 Can last up to one month

 Bedridden

 Rarely

 Frequently

 Sniffles

 Common

 Sometimes

 Sneezing

 Usual

 Sometimes

 Sore Throat

 Common

 Sometimes

 Cough

 Sometimes Mild to Moderate

 Usual;can become severe

 Complications

 Sinus or Ear Infection

 Pneumonia, kidney failure
 heart failure, can be life  
 threatening

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For all clinic schedules call the FLU LINE: 624-9082 -Toll free 1-866-607-3337 (October through December) .
For FLU information or questions call - 625 - 5900 - Toll free I-888-294-6630.