Articles tagged with: flu

11
September
2012

Symptoms of a cold

Find out if you have a cold or something more serious

Symptoms of a cold

If you have symptoms of a cold, you are not alone.  It is one of the most common sicknesses, and it affects people around the world.  Perhaps your nose is running, you have a sore throat, and you can’t stop sneezing.  You think you probably have a cold, but how can you know for sure?  Here we offer an overview of the most frequent signs to help you decide if you have one or if it is some other illness.

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05
July
2012

What is the difference between cold and flu?

Discover if you have the flu or a cold by examining your symptoms

What is the difference between cold and flu?

While the common cold and the influenza virus are two distinct types of illnesses, their symptoms are similar and at times very difficult to distinguish. The flu is a viral infection caused by a single respiratory virus (influenza), while a cold is caused by the adenovirus or the coronavirus and its many highly variable subsets. As such, the oft-heard expression that “there is no cure for the common cold” is completely true, while the single strain of virus that causes the flu can be prevented with a vaccine. 

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