Managing COVID-19 and influenza during flu season

/May 2022

Flu and COVID-19

Influenza, or the flu, and COVID-19 are both respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. Flu is caused by influenza viruses (Type A and B are two main types of influenza viruses), while COVID-19 comes from the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2. Both viruses can be spread between people in close contact through droplets that come from coughing, sneezing and talking.

Flu and COVID-19 Similarities

Although COVID-19 spreads more easily and remains contagious for longer periods of time than influenza, it is hard to tell the difference between them due to the similarity in symptoms.

Therefore, early and widespread reliable testing is more important than ever to help healthcare professionals differentiate between influenza and COVID-19. As a trusted in vitro diagnostic national enterprise in China, Getein has been at the forefront of developing a comprehensive combo test for COVID-19 and influenza, which enables healthcare providers to rapidly and effectively differentiate between the SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A/B viruses, make informed treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes.

One Step Test for FluA/FluB/SARS-CoV-2 Antigen (Colloidal Gold)

Getein will continuously pay close attention to global health issues and needs in real time, to help combat the pandemic, reduce the burden on healthcare systems and optimize patient management.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Internet; cited January 2021]. The difference between influenza and COVID-19. Available from: htm

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