How To Tell if It’s the Flu, Common Cold or COVID-19

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso6 Apr 2022
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The main difference between a cold, the flu, and COVID-19 is that a cold is usually caused by a rhinovirus, the flu is caused by influenza viruses, and SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus, causes COVID-19. All three are respiratory tract infections that can affect your sinuses, nose, throat, windpipe, and lungs.

If you are experiencing symptoms that may resemble any of these illnesses, it is important to get tested for COVID-19 to know if you need to quarantine.

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Alyssa Corso

Alyssa is a Senior Marketing Associate & Content Writer at Mira. She is passionate about educating others on how to affordably access healthcare.

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