Virology: Current Research

ISSN: 2736-657X

Open Access

Comparisons between COVID-19 and Flu


Dunham Anya*

COVID-19 and flu are both transmissible respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by much type of viruses. COVID-19 is instigated by infection with a coronavirus first recognized in 2019, and flu is instigated by infection with influenza viruses. The viruses that cause COVID-19 and the flu spread in parallel ways. They can both spread between people who are in close contact (within 6 feet, or 2 meters). The viruses feast through respiratory droplets or aerosols unconfined through sneezing, talking, or coughing. These droplets can land in the mouth or nose of someone close. These viruses can also spread if a person traces a surface with one of the viruses on it and then traces his or her mouth, eyes or nose.


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