Cold or Flu? What Are Your Symptoms Telling You

Woman feeling sick checking thermometer

Cold and flu season is just around the corner – in Canada, the season typically peaks during the fall and winter months from December to March.

Both the common cold and influenza (flu) are contagious respiratory illnesses, however they are caused by different viruses. Because symptoms are similar, it can be difficult to determine what’s ailing you.

Download our infographic to learn more about common symptoms.

How can you stay safe?

  • Get a flu shot
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Wear a mask during cold and flu season
  • Minimize contact with sick people and those who are coughing and sneezing

Feeling under the weather this cold and flu season? Talk to our caring team of healthcare professionals today.