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Ways to Distinguish Between a Cold, Flu and Pneumonia


2. What’s a Flu Then?

The same source says a flu is typically more severe, and can affect the lower respiratory tract (lungs) as well as the other places a cold targets. Flu is caused specifically by the Influenza A or B viruses, and often involves fever.

However, a flu will likely feel worse than a cold, and hit children especially hard – so keep an eye on symptoms such as vomiting and ear pain.

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