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How to Identify #COVID-19 from Seasonal Flu?

Seasonal Cold V/s Seasonal Flu V/s COVID-19

We all know that we’re dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic throughout the world. Everyone is doing their best to deal with the disease. Everyone in the nation is helping in fighting the disease the best they could. To stop the panic regarding cold and fever let’s spread awareness about the diseases.

India is still in Phase 2 of disease and the next 15 days are very crucial to our country. We need to spread awareness regarding the disease to stop the spread of disease. Let’s join the movement and Stop Corona because we can still control and contain it.

Cold, Cough, Fever could be cold or Seasonal Flu too so please don’t panic because not every cold is COVID-19.

Differences between Seasonal Cold and Flu?

What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Low-Grade Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Throat pain
  • Joint pain
  • Malaise
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea/ Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to identify COVID-19?

CoVID-19 Symptoms

About SARS-CoV-2/ Coronavirus:

It’s a fragile and evolving RNA virus that causes rapidly spreading respiratory infections. it belongs to the family of coronavirus which is responsible for MERS & SARS outbreaks in the past. It’s a Zoonotic Virus (jumps from animal to human host unknown).  


  • It spreads by Droplet infection.
  • It’s not an Airborne Virus
  • The virus is very heavy so it settles down on the surface where it can last for up to 9-12 hours.
  • Dies in high temperature
  • Highly infective disease with low mortality
  • The incubation period of 1-14 days
  • Fever is low grade

Precautions to be taken:

  • Clean hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Use > 20% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Stay indoor
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Social distancing
  • Use a mask when in public places
  • Cover mouth with elbow/ tissue while coughing

How to Differentiate between diseases?


COVID-19 has no treatment only supportive management while Flu has vaccination.

How can we all help our country?

  • Stay indoors to avoid the spread of infection
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Don’t mislead doctors, let them help you.
  • Social Distancing
  • Do not panic
  • Stop hoarding behavior
  • Do not spread rumors & panic in people

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Scientists are still learning about COVID-19 so the information given is up to date till now and might change in the future when we know more about the Virus.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

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10 thoughts on “How to Identify #COVID-19 from Seasonal Flu?”

  1. Excellent article outlining the differences between COVID and flu. It’s so important to be armed with the right information in times such as these, when panic is on the rise. It’s very important to take the proper precautions as well, so we can fight the infection and keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

  2. Very informative article. Thank you! So good to know the actual symptoms and get clear on the facts. I love the way you graphically displaced the information – easy to consume. We are lucky that this is not an airborne virus, as I things would be a lot worse then.

  3. This is such a relevant and useful article, Richa. It’s important to be aware of the facts, symptoms and precautions. Knowledge will help us to not panic or create stress around us! Thanks for sharing this timely post.

  4. This is a great post, very straight forward, easy to read and to the point. Knowledge is one of our biggest defences in fighting this crisis. Thank you for sharing, take care and stay safe

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