Spain has already overcome the barrier of 14,000 cases and 600 deaths from coronavirus which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Since the first affected by the disease was registered, the Ministry of Health has followed the spread of it.
Alerts in the last month and a half have been happening and notices too. One of them is that of risk groups. The ministry has updated the cases that are more likely to develop a serious illness by Covid-19, after relying on the latest studies in China.
So, the risk groups are now seven:
– People over 60 years.
– Cardiovascular diseases and hypertension.
– Chronic lung diseases.
From CNN, Dr Greg Poland – professor of medicine and disease infections, as well as director of the Vaccine Research Group – spoke about the difference between the three conditions. Itchy eyes and discharge nasal are more associated with allergies or a simple cold. “The problem with seasonal allergies is that they affect the nose and eyes,” explains Poland. “They tend to be nasal and symptoms are localized in the head. “
On the other hand, a “systemic” disease supposes that it affects the whole body. “Flu and coronavirus affect other systems like the lower respiratory tract “, Poland details. There will be no runny nose, so with a sore throat, cough, fever, or shortness of breath, it is a subtly different clinical diagnosis.
The main thing, says the doctor to CNN, is to pay attention to the temperature. “Allergies are unlikely to cause a fever. They also don’t cause difficulty breathing, unless there’s a pre-existing condition like asthma. “
In cases of coronavirus or influenza, “You will feel so married and in pain that they will basically take you to bed,” says Poland. “Allergies can make you feel tired, but they won’t cause severe muscle or joint pain.” In addition, it details how in the case of the flu, one begins to feel better with rest and proper care. In case of acute influenza or coronavirus, it can get worse and requires to see a doctor.
Of course, what increases the suspicion of coronavirus is the lack of air, explains Poland. “People can also develop flu pneumonia, so in any case, it is convenient to go to health care. “What must be taken into account is that in the initial stages of these conditions are similar, what must be taken into account is if it can be a risk group or has been in risk areas and, especially if the symptoms persist.