Infectious Diseases

How to Tell the Difference Between the Flu and the Coronavirus

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 Jackson-Cannady is a senior editor for HealthCentral. Previously, she worked as the Washington, D.C. editor of; and before that, she covered skin and hair health as a beauty editor for several publications. She’s written for the New York Times, Health, Allure, WebMD, Self, Real Simple, and more.