Increase in Hospitalizations
In Columbus/Franklin County, we have seen a significantly higher number of hospitalizations -- 293 as of January 9, compared to 9 in 2011 and 49 in 2010 for the same period.
Flu symptoms include a fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough. Although the flu and common cold have similar symptoms, the flu tends to be more severe. Cold vs. Flu