Along with the approaching holiday cheer, cold and flu season is also looming in the background, ready to rear its ugly head. Both viruses present with similar symptoms, which can make it difficult to differentiate between the two. So how do you know if the reason you are “feeling under the weather” is a case of the common cold or something nastier, like the flu?
With the uptick in flu cases and only a 23 percent effectiveness among the flu vaccine this year, the flu is beginning to reach epidemic proportions. Antivirals, including Tamiflu, are one of the biggest lines of defense against the flu, but some are questioning if they really work.