Influenza - the flu
influenza; flu; ;
Many people are unsure whether they have a cold or influenza (the flu). The flu is quite different to a cold. It lasts longer and people are usually much more unwell with it. The flu is caused by a few slightly different types of influenza viruses, while colds are caused by many different viruses.
To find out more about influenza have a look at the information on these sites
South Australian Department of Health
Better Health Channel
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor or other health professional.