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Coronavirus Symptoms: How to tell Covid-19 apart from a cold and flu | Symptomatic differences Sciences

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The crisis for him Covid-19 It has caused dozens of countries to take steps to prevent the spread of the virus, which has already become a global pandemic, according to the WHO.

In Peru, the Government announced more provisions, including Public shows banning over 300 people banned and Flights from Europe and Asia are suspended for 30 days from March 16. In addition, the postponement of classes was extended to universities and institutes. A zero tariff was also established for the importation of medicines. All these measures in order to prevent coronavirus. Follow our coverage here.

These measures are part of the social isolation that is applied to contain epidemics caused by viruses that are spread by close contact between people. Like Covid-19, seasonal flu and a cold can be transmitted through droplets or other secretions from infected people.

Differences between flu and coronavirus symptoms. (Source: El Comercio)
Differences between flu and coronavirus symptoms. (Source: El Comercio)

These three evils also share many symptoms. Next, the symptomatic differences between the Covid-19, the flu and the cold:

symptom Covid-19 Flu Cold
Fever Yes Yes
Cough Yes Yes Yes
Bugger Yes
Nasal congestion Yes
Sneezing Yes Yes
Sore throat Yes Yes
Upset throat Yes
Difficulty breathing Yes
Phlegm Yes
Threw up Yes
Diarrhea Yes Yes
Weakness / Tiredness Yes
Bone pain Yes
Rx of the lung with stain Yes
Source: WHO / The Lancet / BBC / PAHO

WHO experts have clarified that Covid-19 is genetically not a fluBut the protective measures are very similar: wash your hands constantly and cover yourself when you sneeze. You also need to stay home if symptoms occur.

Case analysis has shown that the new coronavirus causes only mild symptoms in more than 80%. 15% will have moderate symptoms and only 5% may need hospital care. The mortality rate, depending on age and country, is around 2%.

At El Comercio we are aware that the most efficient way of dealing with a situation such as the advance of the coronavirus is to provide as much information as possible to our readers. Therefore, we have developed a special where you can find everything you need to know about this disease, but also the opinion of the experts.

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