Binghamton University professor offers advice on how school nurses. parents should sort out flu, COVID-19 symptoms
VESTAL (WBNG) — With the flu season around the corner, a Binghamton University infectious disease professor is sharing how to deal with the flu and COVID-19 in schools. Kufel says there’s still a lot to be learned about COVID-19. Since both flu and COVID-19 have similar symptoms, BU says it’s going to be a challenging to decipher the two. The university says to look for unique symptoms that aren’t common in both like lost of taste or smell. “We’ve been dealing with this for a litter under year now,” Kufel said. “Where are influenza has been around much longer so we are much more familiar. We know a lot more about influenza.” “To make sure they’re being proactive in monitoring if any signs or symptoms develop,” Kufel said. “And if so, seeking out appropriate testing measures.” Wesley Kufel, a SUNY infectious disease pharmacy professor, says since children are back in school, parents should ask their child if they are showing any signs of the flu or COVID-19. Kufel also mentioned there is testing available that tests both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.