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What are the differences between swine flu and cold?

What are the differences between swine flu and  cold?

Flu has...: ...Much higher fever, more severe pain and cough, and far more complications. ...Read more

Swine Flu (Definition)

A human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain ...Read more


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What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in infants?

What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in infants?

Flu vs. Cold: Both caused by viruses and symptoms can be almost indistinguishable. Fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, muscle aches and pains are common. Infants with flu tend to have higher fevers, febrile seizures, GI issues (vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite) with less prominent respiratory findings. Both usually resolve with symptomatic management but flu can sometimes require hospitalization. ...Read more

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Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold versus flu? What are the differences between cold and flu symptoms?

Cold is mildler: Last few day with fever les then 102f flu on the other hand lasts longer with temp up to 103-104, lasts longer and gives more complications. ...Read more

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What are the differences between swine flu and the normal flu?

What are the differences between swine flu and the normal flu?

Swine vs winter flu: Not much. They both give high fever, cough, runny nose, and achiness all over (fever & achiness all over are the hallmarks of flu). Both can make you feel really lousy and have to take to bed (severe malaise, fatigue). Your job is to take as much fluids and eat as much good food as you can to help you recover. Swine flu was associated with somewhat more deaths than usual winter flu--kids & elderly. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a normal flu and swine flu?

Only severity: And this depends upon who is infected (age, sex, underlying conditions, etc.). Both are due to influenza virus, just different types. Siv strains include influenza c and the subtypes of influenza a known as h1n1, h1n2, h2n1, h3n1, h3n2, and h2n3. This is a rare disease at present, but monitored by cdc and international health agencies. ...Read more

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What are the differences between swine flu and other types of the flu?

What are the differences between swine flu and other types of the flu?

Different strains: There are a large number of different varieties of influenza virus that have natural affinity for different species. Bird flu and swine flu are two such strains. The animal viruses occasionally acquire the ability to infect humans. ...Read more

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What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in a toddler?

What are the differences between flu and cold symptoms in a toddler?

Influenza is worse: Both are viral infections, so a toddler will have a medium fever (between 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit) but the flu fever lasts longer and the child looks sicker. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between swine flu and sars?

Viral type: The sars illness was caused by a coronavirus and "swine flu" is the influenza subtype h1n1. Both result in a severe pneumonia and can result in mutliple organ failure leading to death. The mortality rate of sars was much higher than the pandemic h1n1, as was the propensity to spread via the air. ...Read more

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What are the major differences between influenza and pneumonia?

What are the major differences between influenza and pneumonia?

Influenza is a virus: And pneumonia is a conditon of lung infection. Influenza can cause pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the differences between hay fever and flu?

What are the differences between hay fever and flu?

Fever, length: Hay fever (an allergic response to pollen) and flu (a viral infection) may have similar symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, congestion, headache, scratchy throat) but differ in important ways. Allergies can last weeks but flu lasts 1-2 weeks. Allergies don't cause fever whereas flu can cause high temperature & chills. Of course, flu is contagious but allergies are not. Consult your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the average flu season and swine flu?

What is the difference between the average flu season and swine flu?

See below: This is the best I have seen to help differentiate: http://www.Newmilfordschools.Org/gibbs/nurse/cold_flu_swine_flu.Pdf. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bird flu and swine flu?

What is the difference between bird flu and swine flu?

Different strains: Avian flu (h5n1) and swine flu (h1n1) are different strains and have different rates of infection and typical courses when they infect people. The cdc has lots of great info on this. For more information... http://www.cdc.gov. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a cold and allergies?

What are the differences between a cold and allergies?

Big differences: Colds are due to viruses and are contagious but limited to less than a week. Allergies typically have itching (nose, eye) and sneezing as common symptoms. Symptoms can continue through a pollen season or for months or years (if indoor allergies). Allergies response well to treatment with medications and allergy injections. An allergist can assist in identifying if there is an allergy. ...Read more

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What are the difference between cold, flu?

What are the difference between cold, flu?

Different viruses: The common cold is caused by a number of different viruses including coronaviruses and rhinoviruses. The flu is caused specifically by the influenza virus and tends to be more severe. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cold and the swine flu?

What's the difference between a cold and the swine flu?

Symptoms: A cold comes on gradually while flu onset is aburpt and sudden. Flu symptoms can be reduced if treated early (less than 72 hrs fro onset) with a drug like tamiflu (oseltamivir). A cold runs its course but you can take symptomatic drugs like theraflu . If you are takign drugs for blod pressure, etc, contact your physician before takign over the counter cold meds. ...Read more

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What are the differences between mono and meningitis?

What are the differences between mono and meningitis?

Mono vrs meningitis: Mononucleosis makes you sick, could also give you meningitis (not so common but). When you add mono illness, confusion, disorientation, severe headache, stiff neck, ataxia, etc, worry about mono meningitis. Most likely viral, very rare bacterial. ...Read more

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How are the flu and the common cold different?

How are the flu and the common cold different?

Flu: The flu is caused by the influenza virus. It can cause nasal congestion, runny nose, fever, nausea, emesis and diarrhea. The common cold can be caused by a variety of different viruses, but the symptoms are usually in the upper airways and don't necessarily cause nausea or emesis or diarrhea. We also have vaccines for the flu. There is no such treatment for common cold. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the swine flu and the bird flu?

Different strains of: Influenza a virus. The different stains have different molecules on their surface and selectively infect certain species. For more information see this site. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/flu-viruses.htm. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a flu and the swine flu?

What's the difference between a flu and the swine flu?

Differnet stains: Both are due to inflenza a, but different strains and both have similar symptoms. ...Read more