Former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko told about the characteristic symptoms of the coronavirus, which cannot be confused with other diseases.
According to him, when coronavirus lung damage is dominant and the person has difficulty breathing. First and foremost, the infected experiences shortness of breath and could smell.
“It is an intoxication, a cough, the person experiences shortness of breath because it loses saturation, not oxygenated blood,” he explained to RIA Novosti.
this is the main difference between the new virus of influenza, in which the pneumonia acts as a secondary phenomenon, and the loss of smell is out of the question.
At the same time, Onishchenko noted that children are much easier to tolerate coronavirus than the regular flu. The opposite situation is observed in aged patients.
Another important difference COVID-19 is its relatively long incubation period, which can last for 14 days. The danger is that after two weeks the asymptomatic period, the patient’s condition can rapidly deteriorate.
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