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Flu predates modern medicine; so does it's naming.

History.com[^] wrote:
The word influenza, however, wasn’t used to describe a disease until many centuries later. In 1357, people called an epidemic in Florence, Italy influenza di freddo, which translates to “cold influence,” referring to the disease’s possible cause.

In 1414, French chroniclers used similar terms to describe an epidemic that affected up to 100,000 people in Paris. They said it originated from vent puant et tout plein de froidure, or a “smelly and cold wind.”

Another fun part on that page;

History.com wrote:
Scientists later discovered that H. influenzae causes many types of infections—including pneumonia and meningitis—but not influenza.

I never learned to distinguish between common cold and the flu. I get flu-shots against the common cold for all I know.
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