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Cold/Flu

Signs and Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever Occasional Often above 38.5 C for 2-4 days
Headache Frequent, but not severe Prominent and often severe
Aches/pains Slight Often severee
Fatigue/weakness Mild Can last 2-3 weeks
Extreme exhaustion Never Early and prominent
Stuffy nose Common Occasional
Sore throat Common Occasional
Cough Hacking Can be severe
Chest congestion Mild to moderate Common, can become severe
Onset Gradual (develops over a day or two) Sudden (within a few hours)
Cause 200 strains of cold virus 3 strains of influenza virus

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