Said informs that the mortality rate from infection 2019-nCov (COVID-19) is higher than from seasonal flu, but the coronavirus is spreading slowly. The symptoms are similar, but differ in the severity of the disease. This is stated on the Agency’s website.
Influenza has a shorter average incubation period (time from infection to onset of symptoms) and a shorter serial interval (time between successive cases), the virus COVID-19. The serial interval for virus COVID-19 is estimated at five to six days, while for the influenza serial interval is three days
– told the Agency March 14, 2020.
It is noted that the presented transfer 2019-nCov (COVID-19) is very different from how it happens with seasonal flu. The number of secondary cases of infection with coronavirus is from 2-2. 5%, higher than the seasonal flu.
It is emphasized that for seasonal influenza an important factor in the transmission is children. The coronavirus is rarely affected age group 0-19 years. Moreover, the risk of severe disease increases with age.
These two viruses have a similar spectrum of symptoms, the proportion of severe cases appears to be different. COVID-19 data to date suggest that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15% heavy, requiring oxygenation, and 5% critical requiring ventilation. The proportion of heavy and critical cases higher than those observed for flu
– added in CPS.
It is clarified that the mortality rate from coronavirus higher than from seasonal flu. According to authorities, the deaths from coronavirus is 3-4%, and from seasonal influenza is 0.1%.
The representative of the world health organization (who) in Russia, Melita Vujnović, in an interview with RBC, explained more deaths (died more than 1,400 employees) in Italy the fact that this epidemic cannot be detected.
There, apparently, just sore a lot of people, but how it happened is unclear, currently under investigation, together with experts. People could just not understand that they are sick, do not know about the symptoms and how they must be handled
According to Vujnović, while it is impossible to speak about reaching the peak of the spread of coronavirus in Italy.
We remind that on 11 March 2020 the who declared a pandemic, the spread of coronavirus infections 2019-nCov (COVID-19).