Friday morning the Southeast Idaho Public Health department released information on what the similarities and differences are for COVID-19 and the flu.
The similarities between COVID-19 and the flu are that they spread from person to person through droplets in the air.
Both viruses may cause fever, cough, body aches, and fatigue.
The flu and COVID-19 cannot be treated with antibiotics.
They are treated by addressing the symptoms such as reducing a fever.
And the differences between the two are that one major symptom of COVID-19 includes shortness of breath.
A vaccine for the flu is available and effective especially for seasonal flu.
While there is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time.
Also that the mortality rate for COVID-19 appears to be higher than the flu.
And much higher than the seasonal flu.