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Cold and Flu
Symptoms

Symptoms
Cold
Flu
Onset of Symptoms Gradual; Symptoms tend to
develop over 1-3 days [26]
Rapid onset of symptoms (within 3-6 hours) [26]
Fever Rare or low - grade [26] Usual, High (38°C - 40°C) [27]
Fatigue Mild [26] Moderate to severe fatigue [26]
General aches, pains Slight body aches, pains [26] Severe ache [26]
Nasal Congestion Common [26] Uncommon [26]
Headache Uncommon [26] Common [26]
Sore Throat Gradual sore throat or irritated throat [26] Rare [26]
Sneezing Common [26] Uncommon [26]
Chest discomfort Mild-to moderate [26] Common, can become severe [26]
Cough A hacking, productive (mucus-producing) cough is often present. [26] A dry, non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is usually present. [26]

 

 

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