Cold & Flu

Cold & Flu - What's the Difference?

Most people mistake the common cold (Human Rhinovirus 42) for the flu virus. Though both are respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses.

Cold symptoms are usually milder than flu, with sore throat and runny or stuffy noses being the most common. (1) Colds do not typically result in serious health problems.

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The flu, on the other hand, is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Some of the symptoms associated with the flu are fever, fatigue, cough and achy muscles. (2) Unlike the common cold, the influenza virus therefore, can result in mild to severe illness. 



1. Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others | Features | CDC

2. Flu Symptoms & Diagnosis | CDC