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Two simultaneous epidemics with similar symptoms: how to differentiate influenza from a coronavirus?


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Similar symptoms

‘Nasal discharge, fever, cough, aches, fatigue, the first symptoms of Covid-19 are indeed comparable to those of the flu’, confirms Dr. Pierre Parneix, scientific officer of health specializing in public health. But ‘the coronavirus has a higher rate of severe forms than seasonal influenza and a higher rate of complications,’ the specialist says. Acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute kidney failure or even multi-visceral failure, are thus possible complications of coronavirus.

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