A new coronavirus infection is a disease that affects the human respiratory system. Coronavirus is transmitted by airborne droplets (coughing and sneezing). By contact (through touch).
Sneezing, coughing, and nasal congestion;
Muscle pain and chest pain;
Headache and weakness;
Possible nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Symptoms of a severe form of the disease:
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath;
a feeling of tightness or pain in the chest;
impaired speech or motor functions.
What are the similarities between COVID-19 and influenza?
First, both COVID-19 and influenza have a similar clinical picture. That is, both viruses cause respiratory illness with a range of symptoms ranging from asymptomatic or mild to severe or fatal.
Secondly, both viruses are transmitted through physical contact, aerosols, and contaminated objects. Thus, in both cases, the same public health measures, such as hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with the bend of the elbow, or with a tissue, which is then thrown away), will be effective.