Symptoms of Flu

Flu and common cold share some of the same symptoms - even a bad cold is pretty mild compared to having the flu, which is why we recommend getting a flu shot each year.

Differences between the Flu and Cold

SymptomsColdFlu
Sudden onset of illness Yes
Fever (over 38° C)  Yes
Body aches  Yes
Extreme fatigue  Yes
Headache  Yes
Chills  Yes
Sore throat Yes Yes
Stuffy nose Yes Yes
Sneezing Yes Yes
Coughing Yes Yes
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