Know the Difference between Cold and 
H1N1 Flu Symptoms 
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Know The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu

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A table outlining the differences between a cold and the flu to help you determine which you or a loved one has.

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Know The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu

  1. 1. Know the Difference between Cold and  H1N1 Flu Symptoms  I got this information via email from a friend. It is signed Brenda Halvorson Fiscal Services Specialist. I don’t know who Brenda is but I’m sure that she would want the information passed along so here it is. Thanks Brenda. Symptom Cold H1N1 Flu Fever Fever is rare with a cold. Fever is usually present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temperature of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days is associated with the flu. Coughing A hacking, productive (mucus- producing) A non-productive (non-mucus producing) cough is often present with a cold. cough is usually present with the flu (sometimes referred to as dry cough) Aches Slight body aches and pains can be part of a Severe aches and pains are common with the cold flu. Stuffy Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold Stuffy nose is not commonly present with the Nose and typically resolves spontaneously flu. within a week. Chills Chills are uncommon with a cold. 60% of people who have the flu experience chills. Tiredness Tiredness is fairly mild with a cold. Tiredness is moderate to severe with the flu. Sneezing Sneezing is commonly present with a cold. Sneezing is not common with the flu. Sudden Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few The flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours. The Symptoms days. flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches and pains. Headache A headache is fairly uncommon with a A headache is very common with the flu, cold. present in 80% of flu cases. Sore Sore Sore Throat throat is commonly present with a cold. throat is not commonly present with the flu. Chest Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a Chest discomfort is often severe with the Discomfort cold. flu. The only way to stop the spread of the epidemic is to spread the awareness. Website: www.nationalsafetyinc.com  Blog: http://nationalsafety.wordpress.com  

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