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  November 1st is World Influenza Day. The National Health Commission of China stated that since 2021, the global influenza activity has increased, and epidemics have already appeared in some countries.
An effective measure to prevent and control influenza is to vaccinate influenza. Generally, people over 6 months old are the subjects of influenza vaccination. It is important to note that vaccination with the new crown vaccine cannot replace the flu vaccine. It is currently recommended that the interval between the flu vaccine and the COIVD-19 vaccine should be at least 14 days.
As the clinical symptoms of flu, colds, and COIVD-19 have certain similar characteristics, how to identify them as soon as possible and carry out precise treatment?

Light and common Coivd-19 are not easily distinguished from influenza

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The “Influenza Diagnosis and Treatment Plan” issued by the National Health and Medical Commission clearly pointed out that the body temperature of influenza can reach 39 ℃-40 ℃, with chills, and usually accompanied by systemic symptoms such as body muscle and joint pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc., often with sore throat, Dry cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, discomfort behind the breastbone, conjunctival congestion, etc. Some patients have mild or asymptomatic symptoms.
Both covid-19 and influenza are respiratory infectious diseases, and the clinical symptoms and signs such as fever and cough are basically the same. In clinical identification, the mild and common types of coivd-19 are not easily distinguished from influenza. They are all manifested as fever, dry cough, sore throat and other symptoms, which are similar to the clinical manifestations of severe and critical influenza, and should be identified based on epidemiological history and etiology.

Be alert to the possible severe risk of childhood influenza or superimposed covid-19

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Experts emphasized that we should pay attention to the risk of severe illness that may be caused by childhood influenza or superimposition of coivd-19. After children in the younger age group get flu, the rate of medical consultation and hospitalization is higher, and they carry the virus for a longer period of time, which is a very important source of infection.
Kindergarten children and elementary and middle school students face group life. Once symptoms such as fever appear, attention should be paid. First of all, you should report in time, and contact the nearest hospital for medical treatment in time to clarify the cause of the child’s fever. If it is coivd-19 or other highly infectious diseases, isolate all children in the class. If it is a common cold, seek medical attention. Of children can be isolated at home by themselves. When parents of children with flu symptoms go to the hospital for treatment, they should protect the children and themselves at the same time, such as wearing a mask to avoid cross-infection. When influenza-like cases occur in schools, nurseries and other collective units, the patients should stay at home to reduce the spread of the disease.
Whether it’s flu prevention or coivd-19, maintaining good personal hygiene is an important measure, including: wearing a mask, washing hands frequently, and avoiding crowds as much as possible; after flu symptoms, coughing or sneezing with tissues and towels Wait to cover your nose and mouth, then wash your hands; try to avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. When family members have flu patients, try to avoid close contact, especially when there are elderly and chronic patients in the home.


Post time: Nov-02-2021