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Coronavirus symptoms: coronavirus or common flu: how do I find out? The | India News


NEW DELHI: As fears grow about the new coronavirus or Covid-19 infection, there is a possibility that one will press the panic button at the slightest hint of feeling bad. TOI presents a calculation ready so you don’t do it …

Covid-19 WHO estimates the mortality rate at 3.4%
Influenza mortality rate less than 1%

1. It could be Covid-19, or just a common flow …


➤ Both cause fever, cough, fatigue; sometimes vomiting and diarrhea

➤ May be mild or severe, even fatal in rare cases

➤ May cause pneumonia


➤ Both are spread through drops released by an infected person when coughing, sneezing or talking

➤ An infected person can transmit the flu for several days before their symptoms appear; It is believed that Covid-19 spreads in the same way, but we still don’t know for sure


➤ None of the viruses are treatable with antibiotics, which only work in bacterial infections

➤ Both can be treated by addressing symptoms, such as reducing fever. Severe cases may require hospitalization and support, such as mechanical ventilation.


➤ Both can be prevented by frequent and thorough hand washing, staying home when they are sick, and limiting contact with infected people

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2. Differences we know for sure


➤ Flu – Caused by any of the different types and strains of influenza virus

OCovid-19: caused by a virus, the new coronavirus 2019, now called coronavirus 2 of severe acute respiratory syndrome or SARS-CoV-2.


LuFlu: there is a vaccine available and effective to prevent some of the most dangerous types or to reduce the severity.

OCovid-19: no vaccine available at this time


➤Flu: estimated in one billion cases worldwide

OCovid-19: more than 97,000 cases worldwide

3) Not everyone who has a fever has a cough. Covid-19 Currently, Covid-19 is only seen in people with a history of travel to affected countries, such as China and Italy, or in people who have been in contact with an infected person.

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4. What should you do if you still want Covid-19 checked?

Call the 24×7 helpline of the Union Union Health Ministry, number 01123978046. You can also send your inquiries by mail to [email protected]

➤The district surveillance officer will visit you shortly and, if the chances of infection are high, you can be transported to the hospital designated for the test.

OvGovt has placed separate ambulances to transport suspicious cases. The use of public transport is not recommended.

➤ After taking samples, doctors published in nodal hospitals can assess your physical health to decide if hospitalization is necessary. Otherwise, you may be asked to remain isolated in your home.

➤ If the tests are positive, you may have to remain in quarantine for at least 14 days, until recovery

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