First-week symptoms similar for Ebola and influenza

October 20, 2014 4:25 AM

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First-week symptoms similar for Ebola and influenza

Flu season is underway across the U.S. and as fears about Ebola spread, it’s possible that some people could confuse the two viruses since they both exhibit similar symptoms in the beginning.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza symptoms include: fever, headache and body aches, vomiting and sometimes a mild cough or sore throat. The first-week symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus are the same.

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