Coronavirus, flu or cold – the symptoms at a glance
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Fever, cough, runny nose – those who feel sick often don’t know what they have. Is it just a cold or maybe the corona virus? These symptoms are typical.
I.In Germany, more than 3,100 infections with the new corona virus are known to date. How do you tell if you might be sick with Covid-19 – or if the symptoms are more likely to be due to a cold or flu Clues?
Typical symptoms in humans are: dry cough, fever, but also shortness of breath. According to current information from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), corona patients in Germany also have these symptoms: Of 737 cases reported, 56 percent had a cough, 39 percent a fever, and 1.6 percent had one lung infection been found.
A cold is rather not an alarm sign of a possible infection. Runny nose often comes with one cold in front. Of the 737 corona cases evaluated at the RKI, 32 percent had a cold.
The following symptoms speak for flu: fever, fatigue, cough, body aches and a headache.
The best remedy for contagious respiratory diseases – whether flu, coronavirus or cold – is hygiene. Lots of hand washing, little handshaking, and caution when sneezing and coughing – best in the crook of the arm.
When do I need to see a doctor? Don’t overdo it. Emergency departments quickly reached their capacities. Those who are worried about being infected with the coronavirus should contact the family doctor or the local health department.
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