Coronavirus (COVID-19) is sometimes misdiagnosed as Influenza

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Influenza, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Treatment for COVID-19 depends on the symptoms and their severity. In most cases, no treatment is required, and the body fights off the virus on its own. Pain medication may be required to ease body pains and reduce fever. Current vaccines have shown high efficiency in reducing hospitalisation and death rate in patients. COVID-19 is diagnosed by a PCR test done on a nasal swab. RAT antigen test kits are also available for home testing.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Body aches, headache, fever , coughing, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, fatigue, chills, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, loss of smell or taste, nausea, diarrhea

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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