When it comes to language use, many people may hear someone catching a “cold” instead of “I’m got flu”. Is there a difference between the two? And where does the word “flu” come from? According to Taiwan CDC, colds cause respiratory tract symptoms such as sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, and sometimes accompanied by fever. An influenza on the other hand, affect the whole body. Flu viruses are categorized into types A to D, with type A and B flu resulting in seasonal outbreaks. In short, if you have fever, aches and fatigue, it is probably the flu.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences:
Difference n. a point in which people or things are not the same
- The difference between a cold and a flu is the type of virus that cause the symptoms.
- It is difficult to tell the difference between twins.
Symptom n. a physical or mental feature that is regarded as a condition of disease.
- The symptoms of flu include fever, aches, and fatigue.
- During the doctor’s diagnosis, most questions are often related to the patient’s symptoms.
Accompany v. go somewhere together, occur at the same time
- Flu is often accompanied by fever.
- If your friend is lonely, you should accompany him/her as often as you can.
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