The flu is not "just a cold," but because the common cold and seasonal
flu have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell them apart. In general, a
cold is milder than the flu and typically does not result in serious health
problems such as pneumonia or hospitalizations.
*Not everyone will develop a fever. People with the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms.
If you or someone you're caring for is at high risk for flu-related complications and is experiencing any of the emergency signs below, please get medical attention immediately.*
*These symptoms are representative and may vary by individual.