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Flu Outbreak 2013: 6 Flu symptoms and cold symptoms you should know

Flu and cold symptoms may appear to be similar — especially if you’re feeling sick—but medical experts contend that there are differences you should be aware of.

A flu is a viral infection that can be fatal, a cold is is rarely lethal. Here are the differences between the two:

1. Fever

Flu produces a fever the majority of the time. With flu, a fever of 100 degrees can last over several days. With a cold, a fever is rare.

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