Colds are very common. They are caused by about 200 different viruses. There is no vaccine for a cold. The flu is a viral infection affecting your nose, throat and sometimes your lungs. A vaccine is available for the flu. Good hygiene reduces the spread of colds and flu, especially after coughing and sneezing.

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Cold or flu? - infographic

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