With the start of autumn and winter, the incidence of influenza is increasing gradually.
Flu vs. Covid
Influenza (the flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses and can be spread to others. COVID-19 is caused by a pandemic coronavirus and is a far more serious illness than the flu. It is easy to confuse and affect the treatment of the disease since COVID-19 and the flu have lots of similar clinical symptoms.
Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu are similar, the two illnesses are different in some ways. the following is a comparison between the two:
From the comparison above, the severity of COVID-19 is higher than that of flu. But due to the similarity of both viruses, it is hard to differentiate only by checking the symptoms of infected patients.
Therefore, how to quickly and effectively distinguish between novel coronavirus and influenza A / B virus (the symptoms and treatment methods of influenza A and B virus are the same, without distinction) is very important, which providing treatment plans to patients timely, and decrease the harmful caused by misdiagnosis.
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Post time: Jun-09-2022