From the Logan County Department of Public Health
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Most respiratory bugs come and go
within a few days, with no lasting effects. However, some cause
serious health problems. Although symptoms of colds and flu can be
similar, the two are different.
Colds are usually distinguished by a stuffy or runny nose and
sneezing. Other symptoms include coughing, a scratchy throat and
watery eyes. No vaccine against colds exists because they can be
caused by many types of viruses. Colds come on gradually and are
often spread through contact with mucus.
Flu comes on suddenly, is
more serious and lasts longer than colds. The good news is that
yearly vaccination can help protect you from getting the flu. Flu
season in the United States generally runs from November to April.
Flu symptoms include fever, headache, chills, dry cough, body
aches, fatigue and general misery. Like colds, flu can cause a
stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Young children may
also experience nausea and vomiting with flu.
The combined seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccine is available at the
Logan County Department of Public Health for anyone 6 months of age
and older through walk-in clinics hours Monday through Friday 7:30
a.m. until 4 p.m. and on the HOPE Mobile during its regularly
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For more information on the seasonal influenza vaccine, call the
Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317.
For more information, visit
www.fda.gov and www.lcdph.org.
Sponsored by the Logan County Department of Public Health and the
Pandemic Influenza Community Coalition.
[Text from file received from
Logan County Department
of Public Health]
Announcement sponsored by
the Logan County Department of Public Health and the Pandemic
Influenza Community Coalition.