What are some of the common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share?
Both COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe symptoms. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:
• Fever or feeling feverish/chills
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue (tiredness)
• Sore throat
What are some examples of mild illness of the coronavirus disease?
Mild Illness: Individuals who have any of the various signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, malaise, headache, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste and smell) but who do not have shortness of breath, dyspnea, or abnormal chest imaging.
What are some of the similar complications of COVID-19 and flu?
Both COVID-19 and flu can result in complications, including:
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (fluid in the lungs)
Sepsis (a life-threatening illness caused by the body’s extreme response to an infection)
Cardiac injury (for example, heart attacks and stroke)
Multiple-organ failure (respiratory failure, kidney failure, shock)
Worsening of chronic medical conditions (involving the lungs, heart, or nervous system or diabetes)
Inflammation of the heart, brain, or muscle tissues
Secondary infections (bacterial or fungal infections that can occur in people who have already been infected with flu or COVID-19)
What are the coronaviruses that cause respiratory infections like COVID-19?
Do most people get only mild illness from COVID-19?
What are the new or ongoing symptoms of COVID-19?
People commonly report experiencing different combinations of the following symptoms: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. Tiredness or fatigue. Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities (also known as post-exertional malaise)
How does COVID-19 differ from the other coronaviruses?
What kind of infections are caused by common corona viruses?
What are the known coronaviruses that can infect people?
How are COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 related?
What are coronaviruses?
Can I still have sex during the coronavirus pandemic?
Is COVID-19 virus similar to SARS?
What does SARS-CoV-2 stand for?
Where does the coronavirus disease’s name come from?
ICTV announced “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as the name of the new virus on 11 February 2020.
This name was chosen because the virus is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003. While related, the two viruses are different.