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Posted on: November 3, 2009

[ARCHIVED] Cold versus Flu: How Can You Tell?

Posted: November 4, 2009

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "the flu and the common cold are both respiratory illness, but they are caused by different viruses." Both of these illnesses have similar flu-like symptoms making it difficult to know if you have the cold or the flu based on symptoms alone.

Northampton Area Pediatrics has created an easy to read chart based on information from the CDC.

Click here to download the chart
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