Is it a cold or flu?

Is it a cold or flu?

Your nose is blocked, your throat is scratchy, and your head is pounding… is it a cold or do you have flu? Have a look at the infographic below to find out…

Cold or flu

Symptoms can overlap, so if you aren’t feeling better within a few days you should consult your house doctor.

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Interestingly, South African Google searches show that we like to keep an eye on our health in the colder months. A comparison of flu and cold search terms show that most South Africans search for flu over cold.

Search terms related to ‘flu’ are high and still rising – specifically ‘flu vaccine 2016’, ‘flu vaccine’ and ‘flu medication’. Consult your pharmacy or doctor about getting the flu vaccine.

google search flu terms

Data provided by Google South Africa. 



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