Distinguishing between coronavirus and cold

 Recently, the coronavirus has spread all over the world, raising fears about it. Even famous singers and celebrities cannot avoid corona. 

 Therefore, it seems that thorough personal hygiene is urgently needed to prepare for the coronavirus. There are often people who have been confirmed to have a cold when they watch the broadcast.

- Let's find out about the coronavirus and cold symptoms.

 Once you have a fever and cough continuously, you think it's a cold, but what about me?

a. How to distinguish between coronavirus and cold


Cause: Unidentified pneumonia virus in Wuhan, China

Occurrence time: Occurred in Wuhan in December 2019~Currently in progress

Latent period: Usually estimated from 7 to 14 days.

Occurrence location: Mainly lower respiratory tract

Expression: Within 2 to 14 days of incubation period after infection

Symptoms: Heat generation occurs first.

Fever - cough - sore throat - headache - muscle pain - nausea and vomiting - loss of sense of smell and taste such as diarrhea
Most people: fever, smell, taste, and difficulty breathing


Cause: More than 200 different kinds of viruses.

Occurrence time: Immunity drops or temperature difference four seasons.

Latent period: No Latent period

Occurrence location: mainly upper respiratory tract

Expression: Within 1 to 4 days after infection (no incubation period)

Symptoms: fever, cough, runny nose, etc.

10 Restores naturally within 10 days

In some cases, a coronavirus infection does not have a significant effect on the sense of smell and taste. It is very difficult to distinguish the flu clinically because it may not be accompanied by muscle pain or chills. If high fever persists or symptoms are suspicious, visit the nearest screening clinic for examination.

b. Coronavirus Prevention Rules

b-1) Practice protecting personal hygiene first

Habit of washing hands - Wash hands thoroughly with soap for at least 30 seconds under running water after going out.

b-2) Wear masks for daily use

Wear a mask when using public transportation and crowded facilities.

b-3) Cover coughs or sneezes with tissue or handkerchief inner clothes.


b-4) Do not touch or rub eyes, nose, mouth, etc. with your hands as much as possible.


b-5) Keep social distancing well.