Aug 29, 2020
Few people know, but the coronavirus can be distinguished from the flu in the home. However, in any case, it is worth going to the hospital so that the specialists make an accurate diagnosis, said Alexei Agranovsky, professor of Moscow State University, Doctor of Biological Sciences, in an interview with URA.RU.
According to him, the coronavirus has several symptoms that you will not find with the flu. For example, loss of smell. In addition, COVID-19 itself does not cause flu-like symptoms like a runny nose or wet cough.
Agranovsky noted that in any case, the patient needs to see a doctor: the analysis for a chain reaction will reveal the disease in the early stages, and the analysis for antibodies – at the later stages.
It will not be superfluous to do computed tomography and x-rays of the lungs, the professor concluded.
Formerly LIVE24 reportedthat American researchers have identified a new way of spreading the influenza virus. Typically, this type of infection is transmitted by airborne droplets. However, scientists were able to figure out that the flu can also spread through dust.