Cold vs. Flu: Do you know the difference?

WMBD - With an uptick in flu cases across the country, it's important to know the differences between the flu and the common cold.

According to Dr. William Fletchall, a physician at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, there are a few distinctions between the symptoms:


  • Low-Grade Fevers
  • Body Aches
  • Stuffy/Runny Nose
  • Shortness of Breath


  • Affects Upper Airways
  • Pronounced Runny Nose
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Slight Cough

Regardless of which illness you have, it's important to always wash your hands and avoid populated areas in order to prevent spreading the virus.

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