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Flu or Cold?

Is it the Flu or a cold?

Flu or influenza and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. The symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. Cold symptoms are usually less severe than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.

Prevention; wash your hands. Cover your cough. Stay way from sick people. Antibiotics do not kill viruses.

Check out the chart below from the CDC to learn how to distinguish between flu and cold symptoms.

Chart from CDC website. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/coldflu.htm

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