Despite reassurances, New Yorkers streamed into the emergency rooms at the city's St Vincent's Hospital, wanting to know whether their sore throats and runny noses were symptoms.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection with symptoms appearing seven to 14 days after infection with fever, runny nose, sore throat, hacking cough and red eyes.
The other gives people a bit a headache and runny nose (or better still - no illness at all.)
I think a bit of heat helps a lot of cheese, and nothing can beat a runny Raclette, or melting Fontina or Reblochon over hot buttery potato slices that have caught slightly.
Influenza, or the flu, is an infectious and contagious respiratory disease leading to symptoms from a simple dry cough, runny nose and sore throat to a fever or chills.
If you have a runny nose or a cough and take garlic your body becomes a more unpleasant environment for germs and they high-tail it out of you.
Eat them at once on rustic toast, or as a component in a traditional cooked breakfast (great with runny scrambled eggs), or in a salad with bitter greens and lardons of smoked bacon.
Unlike the runny texture of most honeys, the gel-like consistency of heather honey means that, to form a set honey, it needs the addition of a more common honey, such as rapeseed, which granulates more quickly.
The butter needs to be very soft, almost runny , but not melted.
Serve these with the Yorkshire pudding immediately after it is cooked - cutting slices as you would from a cake - along with plenty of clotted cream, ice cream or yogurt and runny honey.