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    A cell infected with the influenza virus, which lands roughly 200,000 Americans in the hospital each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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    A computer representation of a flu virus, which is transmitted from person to person through droplets in the air after a sneeze or a cough.
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    A transmission electron microscope image of flu virus particles.
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  • Colorful Flu and Cold Viruses

    A flu shot can help fend of influenza, which kills as many as 49,000 Americans each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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  • Colorful Flu and Cold Viruses

    Coronavirus can cause cold symptoms as well as more severe diseases like SARS.
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    An up close and colorful view of coronavirus, which causes the common cold.
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    Coronavirus can cause symptoms similar to the flu, including sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, fever and body aches.
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    An adenovirus, which can cause the common cold, as well as bronchitis and pneumonia.
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