Can coronavirus be mistaken for influenza?

Asked By: Abbigail Mertz
Date created: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 8:00 AM
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Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than flu.
Answered By: Weldon Auer
Date created: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 10:11 AM
Chinese state-run media has reported that many Chinese believe Coronavirus originated in the U.S. The report claims that the disease is being mistaken for influenza – which has already killed 16,000 this season. The conspiracy may be part of an intensifying information war between competing governments.
Answered By: Amy Lynch
Date created: Thu, Mar 25, 2021 12:55 PM
Coronavirus is an infectious disease with symptoms similar to the flu or common cold. Some of the symptoms include fever, dry cough, tiredness, difficulty in breathing and diarrhea. These symptoms...
Answered By: Muhammad Larson
Date created: Sat, Mar 27, 2021 11:10 AM
While both flu and COVID-19 are spread mainly by respiratory droplets launched through coughing and sneezing, COVID-19 can also transmit more stealthily, said Chin-Hong. One reason is that COVID-19 can also spread through aerosols, smaller droplets that can linger in the air and may be emitted through talking or singing.
Answered By: Kayli Corkery
Date created: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 8:47 PM
The novel coronavirus circulated in January in California, weeks earlier than thought, and early deaths were likely mistaken for the flu, a county health official said on Wednesday.
Answered By: Elvie Will
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 1:30 AM
Reply To: Can COVID-19 be misdiagnosed as Influenza-A? My son and I were ill in February as well. I can relate to your wife saying it’s the worst sickness she had felt. The same thoughts that this was the worst flu we’ve had. After 5 days of 102.6 fever and all the covid symptoms I took him to the hospital.
Answered By: Nash Walter
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 4:41 AM
These symptoms can be mistaken for a bad cold or the flu, especially if you have a “mild” case of COVID-19. It’s also very possible to have the virus and not even notice, as some cases can be asymptomatic or negligible. There’s evidence the coronavirus started spreading in America earlier than people were really tracking it.
Answered By: Ova King
Date created: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 3:59 AM
According to Wittkowski, this is because many flu infections are being incorrectly labeled as coronavirus cases. “There may be quite a number of influenza cases included in the ‘presumed COVID-19’ category of people who have COVID-19 symptoms (which Influenza symptoms can be mistaken for), but are not tested for SARS RNA,” Wittkowski told Just the News .
Answered By: Lucas Corkery
Date created: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 9:01 AM
Indeed there are similarity between COVID 19 and flu symptoms like fever, headace malaise, muscle and sore throat. if you have mild symptoms or you are concerned about your case self isolate your self and contact your doctor. there are some protec...
Answered By: Kari Berge
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 1:40 AM
Partly false: The claim that tests can misdiagnose a common cold as COVID-19 are misleading. Swab tests used to diagnose COVID-19 are highly specific, experts say.
Answered By: Laurence Bruen
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 10:25 PM
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