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What's the difference between the common cold and the flu?

 

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Flu symptoms are usually more severe than cold symptoms and come on quickly. Flu symptoms often mimic cold symptoms with nasal congestion, cough, aches, and malaise. But a common cold rarely has symptoms of fever above 101 degrees. With flu symptoms, you will probably have a fever initially with the flu virus and you will feel miserable. Body and muscle aches are also more common with the flu.

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