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If you wouldn't see a doctor were it not for the coronavirus outbreak, experts say you don't need to see one now. You might want to call your physician if you have both a fever and a cough.If you wouldn't see a doctor were it not for the coronavirus outbreak, experts say you don't need to see one now. You might want to call your physician if you have both a fever and a cough.

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The spread of the coronavirus, aka Covid-19, in the US has many people wondering how to tell the difference between coronavirus symptoms and the cold and flu. You're actually more likely to get the flu right now.

Coronavirus Symptoms Vs. Cold And Flu: What's The Difference?

The Most Common Coronavirus Symptoms to Look Out for, According to Experts Coronavirus symptoms are similar to those associated with the flu. Unless you get a lab test, you can't really distinguish between coronavirus COVID-19 and a typical cold or the flu. Dr. Wesley Long, Houston Methodist Director of Diagnostic Microbiology The severity of coronavirus symptoms varies from person to person, Dr. Long notes. In more serious cases, the infection may lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death, says Dr. Neal Shipley. Those most at risk of severe illness from coronavirus include the very young, the very old, and people with generally weakened or impaired immune systems. It's difficult to pinpoint how long it takes for coronavirus symptoms to appear. "The generally accepted window from exposure to onset of symptoms is 2-14 days," says Dr. Long. To be clear, there's still a lot that experts don't know about COVID-19. And, you can only contract it if you've come into contact with someone who already has it.The Most Common Coronavirus Symptoms to Look Out for, According to Experts Coronavirus symptoms are similar to those associated with the flu. Unless you get a lab test, you can't really distinguish between coronavirus COVID-19 and a typical cold or the flu. Dr. Wesley Long, Houston Methodist Director of Diagnostic Microbiology The severity of coronavirus symptoms varies from person to person, Dr. Long notes. In more serious cases, the infection may lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death, says Dr. Neal Shipley. Those most at risk of severe illness from coronavirus include the very young, the very old, and people with generally weakened or impaired immune systems. It's difficult to pinpoint how long it takes for coronavirus symptoms to appear. "The generally accepted window from exposure to onset of symptoms is 2-14 days," says Dr. Long. To be clear, there's still a lot that experts don't know about COVID-19. And, you can only contract it if you've come into contact with someone who already has it.

The Most Common Coronavirus Symptoms to Look Out for, According to Experts [Video]

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