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Updated 13 October 2016

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When you’re coughing and sneezing, feeling feverish and sore all over, how do you know if it’s the flu or just a cold?

Both are respiratory conditions, but a cold is milder. Cold symptoms usually bother you for a few days, while the flu can make you sick for up to a couple of weeks.

The flu can also lead to more serious illnesses like pneumonia and even land you in hospital.

For the latest on flu jabs and cold remedies, visit the Cold & Flu Centre.

 
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