Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Flu or Coronavirus? Here's How to Tell the Difference

With the coronavirus hitting the U.S. at peak flu season, it’s no wonder some confusion has ensued. Learn how to tell the two respiratory infections apart and what you can do to stay healthy.

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    Ayren Jackson-Cannady

    Ayren Jackson-Cannady

    Ayren is a senior editor at HealthCentral. Previously, she worked as the Washington, D.C., editor of (toting her two kids ALL AROUND the DMV in search of non-touristy things to do); before that, she covered skin and hair health as a beauty editor for several national publications, and has written for the The New York Times, Health, Allure, WebMD, Self, Real Simple, and more.