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Confusion expected in flu season

31 Oct, 2014

The CDC expects hospitals to face some confusion during the upcoming flu season. Spokeswoman:

There may be some public concern or confusion between seasonal influenza and Ebola

She says this has happened in past with fears over the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS):

Flu-like symptoms in US residents this flu season will most likely be caused by seasonal influenza, not Ebola.

Some similar symptoms are fever, headache, fatigue and aches and pains. Influenza causes cough, sore throat and runny nose, which Ebola does not. Ebola leads to vomiting and diarrhea within three to six days, severe weakness and stomach pain, as well as unexplained bleeding and bruising.