You should be very familiar with the name of COVID-19 or coronavirus for the past 2 years.Have you ever heard of “Flurona”, this hyperrealistic name is actually a real thing which dated back to last December when an Israel woman was diagnosed with both flu and coronavirus. So Flurona was invented to describe a condition that when a person has both influenza and COVID-19.
COVID-19 and Flu has similar transmission pattern, both diseases can spread from close contact (6 feet) with someone who is infected. The viruses travel through droplets from talking, sneezing, or coughing. Physical contact can also cause infection. Covering your mouth and nose (wearing face coverings), washing hands regularly, and keeping your distance from others (at least 6 feet) is the best way to prevent the spread.
Both conditions can spread before the symptoms appear. If you have been in contact with someone who might have the flu or COVID-19, it is important to know that flu symptoms take about 4 days to appear and COVID-19 symptoms take between 2 to 14 days to appear.
COVID-19 is considered more contagious by the CDC; however both are highly contagious viruses. Covering your mouth and nose (wearing face coverings), washing hands regularly, and keeping your distance from others (at least 6 feet) is the best way to prevent the spread. Additionally, the flu remains contagious up to 7 days after symptoms appear, while COVID-19 for up to 10 days.
Many of the symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 are similar. Shared symptoms are listed below:
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Vomiting and diarrhea
Testing is needed. Now the COVID-19 and Flu A/B combo test is an available option for patients to test If they are infected either of the two virus or both when symptoms appears.
Goldsite SARS-CoV-2 and Flu A/B Combo test kit now are available on market. The SARS-CoV-2 & Flu A/B Rapid Antigen Test helps healthcare professionals at the point of care to quickly diagnose and differentiate infections with any of the three respiratory viruses and aid in pursuing appropriate courses of action.
Reliable test performance
Rapid result answers in only 10 minutes
Easily visible and readable result
Simple operation procedure, no equipment required
Suitable for large-scale rapid screening
One swab delivers 3 results
Quick differentiation of SARS -CoV-2 and Influenza A/B infection
Detects SARS-CoV-2, including Delta and Omicron variants