Is there a stomach virus going around 2022?

April 4, 2022 – While coronavirus cases continue to decline across the U.S., another virus is climbing to its pre-pandemic levels, according to NBC News.

What are the COVID-19 gastrointestinal symptoms?

If you have diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, it doesn't mean that you have COVID-19. But it's wise to pay extra attention to your symptoms during this pandemic, especially if you have a health condition that raises your chances for an infection or if you live in an area where the new coronavirus is widespread.

Can COVID-19 cause diarrhea?

COVID-19 mainly attacks the cells lining your airways. This makes it hard for you to breathe and can lead to pneumonia. But researchers think the illness also may harm your digestive tract and liver tissue.


How can you tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?


You cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 just by looking at the symptoms alone because they have some of the same symptoms. That's why testing is needed to tell what the illness is and to confirm a diagnosis.



Which one is more contagious, COVID-19 or flu?


Differences: If a person has COVID-19, they could be contagious for a longer time than if they have flu.



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How long is COVID-19 contagious?


Here's what we know from studies of prior variants, including Delta: On average, people can begin spreading the virus 2-3 days before their symptoms begin, but infectiousness peaks 1 day before their symptoms begin. On average, people can continue to spread the virus another 8 days after their symptoms began.



Are influenza (flu) and COVID-19 caused by the same virus?

Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.

What are some of the similarities between COVID-19 and flu?

Similarities:

Both COVID-19 and flu can spread from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Both are spread mainly by large and small particles containing virus that are expelled when people with the illness (COVID-19 or flu) cough, sneeze, or talk.



What is considered a high fever in adults for COVID-19?


A high-grade fever in adults is 103 degrees F or higher.



Can you get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time?

Yes. It is possible have flu, as well as other respiratory illnesses, and COVID-19 at the same time. Health experts are still studying how common this can be. Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, making it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone.

Are diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting signs of COVID-19?

If you have diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, it doesn't mean that you have COVID-19. But it's wise to pay extra attention to your symptoms during this pandemic, especially if you have a health condition that raises your chances for an infection or if you live in an area where the new coronavirus is widespread.

What are some of the most common symptoms of the COVID-19 Omicron variant?


The four most common symptoms of the omicron variant are cough, fatigue, congestion and runny nose, according to a CDC analysis of the first 43 cases investigated in the U.S. The CDC's list of COVID-19 symptoms includes fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting.



Can COVID-19 affect the digestive system?

In some instances, digestive symptoms are reported as the initial presentation of COVID-19 (15). These findings suggest that the virus can impair the digestive system and may explain the range of digestive symptoms seen in COVID-19, including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and diminished appetite (16).


What should I do if I have gastrointestinal problems with COVID-19?

If your stomach troubles are due to a GI bug or food poisoning, you usually should feel better within 48 hours. If you don't, call your doctor. It could be a more serious bacterial infection or an early sign of COVID-19.

How to help stomach issues with COVID-19?

Drink lots of fluids. If you have diarrhea or are vomiting, it's important to replace the lost fluids. An oral rehydration solution from the drugstore is best because it has salt and sugar that your body loses in diarrhea.



Are gastrointestinal issues a side effect of COVID-19 vaccine?


While potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines include nausea and diarrhea, the likelihood of experiencing these are much lower than others.



When should I be concerned about my fever if I have COVID-19?

Get medical attention for your fever if: Your temperature is high and has not gone down after taking Tylenol or Advil. Your temperature lasts several days or keeps coming back.



What is considered a fever in the context of the COVID-19 screening?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists fever as one criterion for screening for COVID-19 and considers a person to have a fever if their temperature registers 100.4 or higher -- meaning it would be almost 2 degrees above what's considered an average “normal” temperature of 98.6 degrees.

What are some signs of COVID-19 that need immediate medical attention?

• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion
• Inability to wake or stay awake
• Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone



Can you contract COVID-19 from kissing?

Well, yes.
The virus that causes COVID-19 travels in saliva, so, sure, swapping spit with an infected person could transfer the virus to you.



Will the flu shot help fight the coronavirus?

While the flu shot won't protect you from developing COVID-19, it's still a good idea. Most people older than six months can and should get the flu vaccine. Doing so reduces the chances of getting seasonal flu.



Can the coronavirus survive in drinking water?

The coronavirus hasn't been found in drinking water. If it does get into the water supply, your local water treatment plant filters and disinfects the water, which should kill any germs.

Are there different types of coronaviruses other than COVID-19?

Coronaviruses didn't just pop up recently. They're a large family of viruses that have been around for a long time. Many of them can cause a variety of illnesses, from a mild cough to severe respiratory illnesses. The new (or “novel”) coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is one of several known to infect humans.



What is the name of the virus that causes COVID-19?


COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 and was discovered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.



What is the difference between SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19?

In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak that originated in China. The virus is now known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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