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. 


Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.

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