Morning lines were still long in Cornwall as people lined up with their umbrellas to get the H1N1 Flu vaccine. Hopefully not too many of them come down with a cold in the process. By noon the lines had diminished. There will be flu shots for all that want them so remember not to panic. Patience and courtesy will help the medical teams serve as many as possible as quickly as possible.
For more info you can contact the EOHU. Below is a table that spells the difference between a cold and flu.
|Signs & symptoms||Cold||Flu|
|Fever||Occasional||Often above 38.5 C for 2-4 days|
|Headache||Frequent, but not severe||Prominent and often severe|
|Fatigue/weakness||Mild||Can last 2-3 weeks|
|Extreme exhaustion||Never||Early and prominent|
|Cough||Hacking||Can be severe|
|Chest discomfort||Mild to moderate||Common, can become severe|
|Onset||Gradual (develops over a day or two)||Sudden (within a few hours)|
|Cause||200 strains of cold virus||3 strains of influenza virus|
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