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Cold and Flu - Related Illnesses

Could it be strep throat or bronchitis? Learn about the full range of illnesses often mistaken for the cold or flu and when it's time to see your doctor.
Strep Throat With a Rash? Could Be Scarlet Fever
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What Are the Symptoms of Scarlet Fever?
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Causes and Risk Factors of Scarlet Fever
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How Scarlet Fever Is Diagnosed
Treating Scarlet Fever: Relief for Sore Throat, Skin Rash, and More
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What Is Astrovirus?
Pneumococcal disease
What Exactly Is Pneumococcal Disease?
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Who Is at Risk for H1N1 Swine Flu?
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How H1N1 Swine Flu Is Diagnosed
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How H1N1 Swine Flu Is Treated
stomach flu
The Difference Between Seasonal Flu and Stomach Flu
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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Swine Flu?
Boy being examined by a doctor for a sore throat.
Rheumatic Fever: What It Is, Why You Should Care
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The Most Likely Reasons You Have a Cough
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Rheumatic Heart Disease Causes and Risk Factors
Child sick in bed
When the Flu May Actually Be a Case of Parainfluenza
Boy with fever
What Does a Flu-like Illness Diagnosis Mean?
H1N1 Swine Flu Virus.©CDC, 2009.
Understanding Swine Flu (H1N1 Flu)
Woman coughing.
7 Remarkably Common Viral Infections Explained
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How to Determine If It's a Cold or if It's Allergies
Young woman feeling symptoms of an illness
Can Fevers Cause Brain Damage?
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What Is Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)?
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Common Cold and Flu Complications