The difference of Kovid-19 from flu and cold
"Do not confuse Kovid-19 with flu and cold" warning from the expert
Professor of Infectious Diseases Department. Dr. Ata Nevzat Yalçın emphasized that coronavirus, flu and cold should not be confused.
Emphasizing that attention should be paid to these symptoms in order not to confuse the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) with the flu, Yalçın said, "In order to differentiate, headache, general condition disorder, high fever, cough, shortness of breath in Kovid-19, patients with colds have complaints such as sore throat and nasal congestion. " said.
Prof. Dr. Yalçın, in a statement to the AA reporter, stated that in 2019, Kovid-19 was added to flu infections caused by very different viruses.
Stating that PCR tests were also performed for Kovid-19, Yalçın said that PRC tests were performed by taking a swab for flu, and sometimes they received both flu and Kovid-19 tests from the patient.
Expressing that the number of cases increased in cold weather, Yalçın said that every age group can be exposed to infectious diseases.
Yalçın stated that one should not panic when sick and said:
"When the weather got colder, the flu intermixed. To differentiate, there are symptoms such as headache, general condition disorder, high fever, cough, shortness of breath in Covid-19, sore throat, nasal congestion in cold. Both flu and coronavirus. High fever, joint pains, cough, extreme exhaustion can be seen. Flu is more seasonal, we expect it to end in April, but Kovid-19 is a year-round disease. Coronavirus is 20 times more common than flu. Mortality rates are also high. While 400 thousand people died, the number of deaths from Kovid-19 exceeded 1.5 million. "
- "The virus can stay on some surfaces for 48 hours"
Explaining that patients with health problems such as high fever, loss of appetite, taste and smell, and shortness of breath should apply to the health institution without waiting, Yalçın stated that the epidemic spreads faster within the family.
Stating that the methods of protection from Kovid-19 also prevent the flu, Yalçın emphasized that the flu rates decreased thanks to the use of masks.
Pointing out the importance of hygiene, use of masks and social distance rules, Yalçın said, "We are in a period when flu cases are approaching the peak of the season. In order to be protected, it is necessary to take vitamin C support, to eat healthy, to pay attention to sleep patterns. Because indoor environments are preferred in cold weather. The rate of transmission is higher. The virus can stay on some surfaces for 24-48 hours, even on the skin for 8-10 hours. Cold weather is a little more risky. " he spoke.