Cold or Flu

The flu and common cold are both respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms, but caused by different viruses. Telling the difference can be hard to do. In general, the flu is worse than a cold. It can be difficult to know which virus it is by symptoms alone. Test your knowledge below to guess if it sounds more like a cold or the flu virus:
1. If a person has a runny nose, which virus are they more likely to have?
2. Is a cold more or less likely to result in serious health problems such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations?
3. Which is more likely the culprit if symptoms include fever, body aches, extreme tiredness and dry cough?
4. Which is milder a cold or the flu?
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'If a doctor treats your cold, it will go away in fourteen days. If you leave it alone, it will go away in two weeks.' - Gloria Silverstein