Similarities and Differences Between Flu and COVID-19

Similarities and Differences Between Flu and COVID-19

​​CDC has updated their Influenza page to include this information.  This would be good information to use to start education around influenza vaccines for staff members.

Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.​  Read more

Additional CDC links:

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  (Wednesday, July 8, 2020)

What COVID-19 Seroprevalence Surveys Can Tell Us  (Wednesday, July 8, 2020)

Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers  (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)

Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Tuesday, July 7, 2020)




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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