Both the cold and the flu (influenza) are viral upper respiratory infections. There are over 200 different viruses known to be responsible for the common cold, whereas there are two main types of influenza virus. Click here to read up on the basics of cold and flu:
Aside from receiving the vaccine, there are several other steps you can take to reduce your risk of contracting the flu. For example, learn how antiviral medications can both prevent and treat the flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease http://www.niaid.nih.gov
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