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
Aishah has the flu
While a runny nose and sore throat could be signs of a cold, Aishah is also suffering from diarrhoea – a symptom of the flu that’s especially common in children.
Age: 17 years old
Moderate cough (developed slowly), sneezing
Ramesh has a cold
Ramesh’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
Chin has the flu
Chin's fever developed suddenly, which is a strong sign of the flu.
Age: 71 years old
Body aches, headache, cough
Raymond has the flu
While Raymond’s cough could be a sign of both the flu and a cold, his body aches and headache suggest he’s got the flu.