Flu season is here. How to tell if it's a common cold, flu or the novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia? According to the National Health Commission, the three diseases have different symptoms:
1. The symptoms of a cold usually include a stuffy nose and low- or middle-grade fevers lasting for one to three days. Common cold seldom affects the whole body.
2. Flu symptoms usually include high fevers lasting for three to five days, severe muscle or body aches and extreme exhaustion.
3. Based on the current information, major symptoms of the novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia are fever, coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Experts say that unlike the cold or flu, the diagnose of the novel coronavirus-infected pneumonia is to a large extent based on the epidemiological history of the patient. So when in doubt, go to see a doctor and mention your recent travel history or any close contact with the coronavirus infected patient.