See if you can guess who has the flu and who just has a cold below…
Age: 5 years old
Runny nose, sore throat, diarrhoea
Chloe has the flu
While a runny nose and sore throat could be signs of a cold, Chloe is also suffering from diarrhea – a symptom of the flu that’s especially common in children.
Age: 17 years old
Moderate cough (slow to develop), fatigue
David has a cold
David's cough was slow to develop which is indicative of a cold, rather than the flu.
Age: 42 years old
Fever (developed suddenly),weakness, stuffy nose
Janice has the flu
Janice’s fever developed suddenly, which is a strong sign of the flu.
Age: 71 years old
Body aches, headaches, cough
Mr. Tan has the flu
While Mr. Tan’s cough could be a sign of both the flu and a cold, his body aches and headaches suggest he’s got the flu.