Immunologist Zhemchugov warned that COVID-19 can be confused with 30 diseases other diseases, including blood cancer. This opinion was expressed by a specialist in especially dangerous infections, an immunologist, doctor of medical sciences Vladislav Zhemchugov, his words are quoted by the Telegram channel Radiotochka NSN.
“Coronavirus can be confused with anything where there is a temperature, therefore the diagnosis must be made on the first day. Now tests are available in pharmacies, you need to do them right away and call a doctor faster, “Zhemchugov said.
He also listed the most common symptoms of COVID-19. These are a runny nose, sore throat, loss of taste, smell, often hearing impairment, muscle pain and symptoms of intestinal upset.
Earlier, Zhemchugov said that at the first symptoms of malaise, there is no difference between coronavirus, flu and colds. The doctor said that COVID-19, influenza and SARS start the same way. In the presence of a fever and headache, he advised to pass two tests at once: tests for the presence of coronavirus and flu.