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Cold Or Flu Quiz

Many people use the word “flu” when they actually have a cold. It’s easy to understand why so many people get these terms confused; both are respiratory infections caused by viruses and they can have similar symptoms. However, some symptoms are more common with a cold, while others the flu.

Can you tell the difference? Test your knowledge!

Is it more likely to be
Symptoms Cold? Flu? Either?
fever (over 102°F or 39°C)
headache
general aches and pains
extreme exhaustion (feeling very tired)
stuffy/runny nose
sore throat
sneezing
cough
severe
mild to moderate
rapid onset
(less than a day from fine to miserable)
gradual onset
(coming on for a day or two or more)