January 2014

Is it the flu? Pneumonia? A cold? COVID-19?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oklahoma is one of many states that often report a widespread flu outbreak. However, does that mean that every time we get sick it is the flu? While we are familiar with the signs and symptoms of the flu – severe body aches, fever and a dry cough – we may not be able to tell the difference between the flu, pneumonia, a cold, or Covid-19. So when should we go to the doctor or just try fluids and rest at home?