Medical features of COVID-19 and influenza infection: A comparative study in Paris, France

J Infect. 2020 Aug 14;S0163-4453(20)30551-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.08.017. Online ahead of print.


COVID-19 and influenza patients share overweight as a risk factor for severe infection.Higher death rate was reported in COVID-19 group than in influenza group.COVID-19 patients developed preferentially secondary respiratory failure.Older age and diabetes were confirmed as major contributing death risk factors in COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19; Influenza; References: 10; Risk factors; Severe clinical forms.

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