Know the Difference Between Covid-19 And Other Common Viral Infections?

Difference Between Covid-19 And Other Common Viral Infections

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Studies revealed the said virus originated at Wuhan city in China and thereafter spread all across the globe infecting numerous people and causing death in large number.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover under the special care/treatment of medical practioners.

Older people, and those with underlying medical issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer are more likely to get infected and further aggravated into serious illness.

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The symptoms of COVID-19 is much like other common viral infections, thus causing ambiguity in detecting the infected patients at prima-facie. The symptomatic comparison is mentioned below:
  1. Dry cough + Sneeze = Air Pollution
  2. Cough + Mucus + Sneeze + Runny Nose = Common Cold
  3. Cough + Mucus + Sneeze + Runny Nose + Body Ache + Weakness + Light Fever = Flu
  4. Dry Cough + Sneeze + Body Pain + Weakness + High Fever + Difficulty breathing = CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Difference Between Covid-19 And Other Common Viral Infections

In the comparison above we have seen, difference between covid-19 and other
common viral infections. Its very much evident that we cannot detect coronavirus at very early stage, but awareness and initial treatment can help us in detecting the same.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently, avoid touching your face and wear face mask.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes or through physical contact. So it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow/using face mask) and maintain social distancing.

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Contributor: Pankaj (www.teachanthem.com)
Mr. Pankaj is a neophiliac and health enthusiast. He holds Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication from R.T.M.N.U. Apart from his daily work routine, he invest his time in exploring the unexplored. Mr. Pankaj believes in exchange of ideas and is always eager to share what he knows.
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