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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Coughs and Colds

It is very likely that a viral infection is the cause of your symptoms. One viral infection gets special consideration because it can result in increasingly severe breathing symptoms if it causes pneumonia. That viral infection is influenza ("flu").

Influenza is only a concern during the months of October through February. Please choose an option below:

My symptoms are occurring between October and February.

My symptoms are occurring between March and September.

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