Is it a Cold or the Flu?
Fever—————————–Rare——————–Yes, often high(102-104 degrees), lasts 3-5 days
Headache———————Mild———————–Yes, sudden and can be severe
Aches/pains——————Mild———————–Usual, often severe
Fatigue/weakness———-Mild———————-Yes, sudden and can last 2-3 weeks
Chest discomfort/cough—-Mild, hacking cough—–Common, can be severe
For more information visit: http://www.nj.gov/flu
Disclaimer: this information was taken from the NJ Health New Jersey Department of Health pamphlet and they want to show the public the difference between a cold and flu.