The Difference Between COVID-19, the Flu, and RSV

The Difference Between COVID-19, the Flu, and RSV


This podcast episode is for anyone who's interested in learning more about the respiratory viral infections COVID-19, influenza ("the flu"), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The goal of this episode is to help you talk to and work with your doctor and healthcare team about the differences between these infections.

You will learn about:

  • What respiratory viral infections are

  • Symptoms of COVID-19, the flu, and RSV

  • When you can get these infections and how they can affect you

  • Ways to help protect yourself and others

  • Talking to your doctor and healthcare team if you have symptoms or think you've been exposed and next steps

Certain medicines listed in this activity may have either a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or have been given an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA to treat or prevent COVID-19. The information on COVID-19 is continually changing. The content in this activity is accurate based on the information that was available at the time of its publication. This resource is provided for educational and informational purposes only. We do not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Drs Greg Poland and Zanthia Wiley discuss COVID-19, the flu, and RSV and talking to your doctor if you're sick or think you've been exposed.

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Authors and Disclosures


Gregory A. Poland, MD, FIDSA, MACP, FRCP(London)

Professor of Medicine and Infectious DiseasesMayo Clinic College of MedicineDirector of the Vaccine Research GroupMayo ClinicRochester, Minnesota

Gregory A. Poland, MD, FIDSA, MACP, FRCP, has the following relevant financial relationships:Consultant or advisor for: 3D Communications; AiZtech; AstraZeneca UK Limited; Emergent BioSolutions; Exelixis, Inc.; Genevant Sciences, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen Global Services, LLC; Lilly; Medicago USA; Merck & Co., Inc.; Moderna; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Syneos Health; Vaneva; VyriadRoyalties from: ICW Inc.Patent beneficiary of: ICW Inc.

Zanthia Wiley, MD

Associate Professor of MedicineDivision of Infectious DiseasesEmory University School of MedicineAtlanta, Georgia

Zanthia Wiley, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.


Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh

Associate Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC.

Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh, has no relevant financial relationships.


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