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Amidst the Flu outbreak other viruses surface

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With the Flu taking the U.S. by a storm, some of these illnesses could be something else.

Just because you have the symptoms of the Flu, doesn't necessarily mean you have the virus.

Public Health Officials say while the Flu season is off to an early start, the virus isn't doing anything really unusual.

This year right next to the Flu is Norovirus, a stomach bug that causes similar symptoms as the flu.

R.N. Sandy Preston says there's only one way to tell if you have the flu or if it's another kind of feeling blue.

"Strep throat and things like that make people very ill. With similar symptoms, it would be almost impossible to know with out testing whether or not it's an influenza or something else."

Preston says it's not too late to get a flu shot.

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