•  Flu update 1-10-13
    The latest information from the Department of Health is showing that the Flu is widespread in Pennsylvania. Below is a chart describing the differences between a cold virus and the Flu virus.
                                                                                                   

    Symptom
    Cold 
    Flu

    Fever     
    Rare
    Characteristically High
    102-104 F lasts 3-4 days

    Headache
    Rare
    Prominant

     General Aches, Pains
    Slight
    usual, often severe

     Fatigue, weakness
    Quite mild
    Can last up to 2-3 weeks

     Extreme Exhaustion
    Never
    Early and Prominant

     Stuffy Nose
    Common
    Sometimes

     SneezingUsual
    Sometimes

     Sore throat
    Common
    Sometimes

     Chest Discomfort, Cough
    Mild to Moderate
    hacking cough
    Common, can become severe

     ComplicationsSinus congestion or earache
    Bronchitis, Pneumonia, can be life-threatening

     PreventionNone
    Flu shot

     TreatmentOnly temporary relief of symtpoms
    Antiviral medicines- see your Doctor