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Flu and coronavirus differences: explains the specialist

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"No new case of Coronavirus infection has been registered in Armenia, nor has the number of isolated persons increased," Nune Bakunts, deputy director general of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

According to him, quite serious measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the infection.

"In China, the number of illnesses has decreased, but at the same time there are cases of coronavirus infection in other countries and there is a certain spread ... The situation is serious and it is difficult to say how it will develop," he said.

During the airing, the deputy director general of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention at the Ministry of Health noted some similarities and differences between coronavirus and the common flu: "Coronavirus and influenza are similar in that they begin with approximately the same symptoms: fever, fever. In the middle and severe cases of coronavirus, pneumonia is definitely present. Coronavirus prefers to fit into the body of the lungs and causes widespread inflammation, which causes death, as the body does not receive enough oxygen in the case of inflamed lungs, and this is especially the case in the elderly. And the influenza virus is more common in the upper respiratory tract, and children and pregnant women are more likely to get the flu. Coronavirus infects very few children and pregnant women. Another important difference is that the influenza virus and a number of other respiratory viruses have been circulating freely in the human population for many years, and the new coronavirus is not a freely circulating virus, it has not yet spread freely in the human population. Eighty-five percent of those with coronavirus develop mild or moderate disease and are cured, and 20% are severe, and in this case there are deaths. Severe cases last 6-8 weeks, ”Bakunts said.