Microbiology: Current Research

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Short Communication - Microbiology: Current Research (2021) Volume 0, Issue 0

Difference between influenza and coronavirus

Influenza and Coronavirus are two types of viruses; they are RNA viruses that are enveloped and obligate parasites that replicate inside a specific host organism. Both attack the respiratory system of human beings and show similar symptoms. Coronavirus infection is more dangerous than the influenza virus infection. Usually all viruses are infectious agents. Almost all types of living organism are affected by the viruses and cause diseases. The crucial difference between influenza and coronavirus is, Influenza virus is a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus that causes seasonal flu epidemics each year; while coronavirus is positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that causes health illnesses ranging from pneumonia and common cold to severe Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Author(s): Pasteur Louis Robert

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