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Iron County Health Department advises on different types of flu

 


By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY — As the yearly flu bug travels around the area, Iron County Health Department officials are advising residents on the different types of flu, specifically the difference between influenza and norovirus.

While both are often referred to as the flu, Iron County Health Officer Katie Hampston, said only influenza is technically the flu.

“A lot of people will say, ‘I have the flu.’ But you have to clarify the real flu — influenza — is respiratory and the stomach flu is norovirus … and is the vomiting and diarrhea,” Hampston s...



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