Flu vs. Ebola: Initial symptoms are similar, but that's where likeness ends

October 17, 2014 5:42 PM

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Those thousands and thousands of initial calls did not lead to one case of Ebola. This is because the early symptoms of Ebola are nearly identical to those of a far more relevant threat in America: the flu.

The two vastly different viruses begin similarly, according to the CDC, with a cough, sore throat and fatigue. This could pose a significant issue for health officials in coming months. As flu season rolls in, more and more false Ebola alarms will most likely roll in, as well.

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