Know the difference between the flu and common cold this season
Last updated 12/6/2019 at 12:37pm
Flu season came to Snohomish County early this year and cases began to pick up in mid-November although peak season is usually between January and March.
While other respiratory illnesses like the common cold are also more frequent this time of year, the flu tends to strike abruptly with a higher fever and more severe symptoms. Residual cough and fatigue can last for weeks.
A case of the flu is different from a common cold from the start. Symptoms like a high fever of 100 degrees or more, body aches and headache can strike within a few hours of catching the illness.
A common cold comes...