By Julie Garden-Robinson
Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service 

Prairie Fare: Keep your immune system strong this fall


October 24, 2022

A steaming bowl of soup may help fight respiratory illnesses.

Most of us get a cold or the flu on occasion. What's the difference, anyway? I visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for some clarification.

Flu is caused by influenza viruses, while colds can be caused by rhinoviruses, parainfluenza and seasonal coronaviruses. COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2, and that illness is different from the common cold or the flu.

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