It's a version of the cold that doctors say mostly younger children are usually affected by, but this year, it's symptoms are popping up more and more among adults. Symptoms include an upper respiratory infection, cough, fever, achiness and fatigue. The symptoms are similar to the way a lot of colds begin, but this one, that some doctors are describing as a stronger version of the cold, can make it's way into the lungs and cause bronchitis or even pneumonia.
The best way to fight it off once you've got it? Keep the basics in mind -- plenty of rest and clear fluids, and if that's not cutting it See your doctor. You may need anti-biotics if a bacterial infection has developed or steroids if you're having difficulty breathing. The best way to prevent getting a cold? Simply washing your hands.