The Ministry of Health named the main differences between the symptoms of coronavirus from influenza and SARS

In connection with the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus, the Ministry of Health reminded the Russians of the symptoms of a dangerous disease. Among the most common: a rise in temperature above 38.5 degrees, loss of smell, dry cough or with a small amount of phlegm, a feeling of congestion in the chest.

From the moment of infection until the first symptoms appear COVID-19 it can take from 2 to 14 days. Experts note that, unlike SARS and influenza, coronavirus has a longer incubation period. With seasonal colds, it is no more than 3 days.

If it is the flu, the onset of the disease manifests itself immediately. The temperature rises sharply, the sick person feels weak, not always, but shortness of breath and rapid breathing may appear. With coronavirus, the last 2 symptoms are always present.

In addition, depending on the course of COVID-19, the patient may feel differently. With mild body temperature can be below 38, 5 degrees, but there is a cough, weakness and sore throat.

In the middle course of the disease, a person has a fever, breathing becomes more frequent, during physical exertion, shortness of breath occurs, in a severe and extremely severe stage, acute respiratory failure occurs, fever, the infected person may lose consciousness.

Experts urge to stay at home at the first sign of a cold, not to self-medicate, but to see a doctor. Formerly the Ministry of Health called on the people of the country refuse to visit public places and travel on public transport on weekends. According to the department, in recent days, the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country per day is 11 thousand people.

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