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Cold & Flu

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Quiz: Do You Understand Cold & Flu?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

The common cold is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by one of more than 100 cold viruses.

Explanation:
The common cold is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by one of more than 200 cold viruses. The flu (influenza) is an infection of the upper airway caused by a virus.
2

Aches and pains can be a cold symptom.

Explanation:
Cold symptoms include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and aches and pains.
3

Influenza symptoms are very different than cold symptoms.

Explanation:
Influenza symptoms can be similar to cold symptoms. Flu symptoms include fever, headache, cough, chills and aches and pains.
4

You can lower your risk of catching the flu by getting an influenza vaccination every second year.

Explanation:
Young kids, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and pregnant women are at a higher risk of complications from the flu. You can lower your risk of catching the flu by getting an influenza vaccination every year.
5

If you have a cold or flu, antibiotics won't help.

Explanation:
If you have a cold or flu, antibiotics won't help. You can also speak to your pharmacist about remedies that might alleviate symptoms.