Charles University develops test to distinguish influenza from coronavirus – Human – Science and technology


Experts have long warned that during the fall and winter months, it will be difficult to distinguish influenza from Covid-19.

In about a month, a test developed by Charles University in Prague in cooperation with the private sector should be available in the Czech Republic, which will be able to diagnose whether the patient has the common flu or coronavirus. “The new tests are based on an open principle and we will inform you about it at the beginning of September,” said Tomáš Zima, the rector of the university, who met with the Czech Prime Minister Eva Zažímalová with the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

Despite the fact that the novelty should be on the market in a few weeks, the rector did not add other details that would be of most interest to the public, especially the price of the test and availability. Experts have long warned that during the fall and winter months, it will be difficult to distinguish influenza from COVID-19, as both have similar symptoms, can be severe, and can even cause death.

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