Cold vs the Flu: What You Need to Know


With so many germs going around, it can be hard to know the difference between symptoms of the common cold virus and the flu virus. Our epidemiologists shared some tips with Clorox to create this infographic that will help you understand the difference between a cold and the flu:

Cold versus Flu infographic
Click to download the Cold vs. Flu infographic

Even though the common cold and the flu virus are two different illnesses, there are general prevention steps we can all take to help stop the spread of germs. Get vaccinated, disinfect frequently-touched surfaces with an EPA-registered disinfectant, stay home when you are sick, cough and sneeze into your elbow and wash hands frequently. Stay safe this season!

submitted by: Graham Dodge - CEO

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