With many countries easing the restrictions of the Corona virus with vaccines, many health officials in the world expect an increase in influenza and cold cases during the fall and winter, and experts have noted that many of the symptoms of influenza and corona are very similar, including fever and body aches, however, the difficulty Breathing is more common with the Corona virus, in this report we learn about the symptoms of influenza and colds and the difference between them and Corona, according to the websiteHealth line“.
Cases of seasonal flu were rare last winter, and experts believe that the reason for this is the physical and social distancing associated with the Corona virus and wearing masks to keep rates low.
With coronavirus restrictions eased, the flu is expected to come back again and that could make it hard to tell if an annoying cough, congestion or fever is just a cold, flu, or something worse.
Dr Phil Mitchell, emergency room physician and chief medical officer at Dispatch Health, said: “The droplets spread viruses like influenza and corona or things like RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) in the air.”
He added, “The steps we’ve taken to avoid the spread of coronavirus with masks, social distancing, and good hand hygiene are blanket prevention for all respiratory viruses as we’ve practiced unprecedented levels of protection, resulting in virtually no influenza.”
He continued, “Some health experts speculate that we lack some natural immunity, and this fall the flu may return for revenge.”
During the 2019-20 flu season, an estimated 38 million people in the United States became ill with the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The difference between influenza and corona symptoms
Many of the symptoms of the flu are similar to those caused by a corona infection, including fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, fatigue and congestion.
The delta variant of corona may present with symptoms more commonly associated with influenza or the common cold, including headache, sore throat and runny nose – which were not typical among people with previous strains of the novel coronavirus.
Symptoms that seem somewhat unique to corona are breathing difficulties and loss of taste or smell, although not everyone who gets corona experiences these symptoms.
Corona symptoms include:
fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Loss of sense of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Typical symptoms of influenza include:
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)
Symptoms of the common cold
Typical symptoms of the common cold include: