What is the difference between a common cold and the flu?
A common cold can sometimes be confused with the flu as they can have similar symptoms, such as a sore throat, runny nose and a cough. However, the flu is caused by an influenza virus which can lead to more severe symptoms such as a fever.
Author: Joanne Van der Velden
First answered: 17 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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