Respiratory viruses are the most frequent causative agents of disease in humans, with significant impact on morbidity and mortality worldwide. Because some of the symptoms of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory illnesses are similar, it is nearly impossible to diagnose an infection based on symptoms alone. Thus, it is imperative that, whilst the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we continue testing to understand the facts.
- The differences and similarities between SARS-CoV-2, influenza and RSV
- How we classify these viruses
- Treatment, vaccines and testing recommendations