Coronavirus vs the Flu vs Other Illnesses

The Difference Between Coronovirus, The Flu and Other Illnesses

With allergy season in full swing, the flu season still active and the new COVID-19 spreading nationally, Dr. Maria Granzotti, chief medical officer at Ascension Texas, gives us guidance on how to differentiate between these and other common illnesses that may have common symptoms.


  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Red, swollen eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Itchy nose
  • Tickle in the throat
  • Rarely a fever


  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Aches and pains
  • Mild dry cough
  • Rarely a fever


  • Sore throat
  • Painful swallowing
  • Fever


  • Fever is common
  • Dry cough
  • Quick onset
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Sometimes a runny nose
  • Sometimes diarrhea

New coronavirus, COVID-19

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever (above 100 degrees)
  • Dry cough
  • Gradual onset (two to 14 days after onset)
  • Sometimes headache
  • Sometimes aches and pains
  • Mild sneezing
  • Sometimes fatigue, but it’s not predominate like the flu
  • Diarrhea is rare

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