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Is It a Cold or Is It Flu?

Seasonal flu activity often begins early October Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu.

Is it cold or is it flu?

The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.

For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/index.html.

Opioid Epidemic

image of pills and other opiatesThe Opioid epidemic in New Jersey is recognized as a public health crisis. Find resources to help end this crisis and save lives at www.reachnj.gov.

To see the impact of opioid usage in New Jersey, visit NJCares.gov, a real-time dashboard of opioid-related data and information.