COVID, FLU, AND RSV TEST NEAR ME
Our staff is prepared and trained to recognize the tests and treatment needed to assure your safety in light of the increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and flu cases in the neighborhood and surrounding cities. The COVID-19 pandemic continues as flu season approaches this year, and our staff at AFC Urgent Care Sarasota is aware of how difficult it may be to discern between many illnesses with similar symptoms. We now provide a combination test to determine if a condition is caused by COVID-19, the flu, or the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in order to remove any uncertainty.
What is the difference between the flu, COVID-19, and RSV?
All three extremely contagious respiratory illnesses—the flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—are brought on by viruses. The flu is brought on by the influenza virus, COVID-19 by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and RSV by the respiratory syncytial virus. It is conceivable for a person to have the three viruses (F lu, COVID-19, and RSV) active at once.
What Are the Symptoms of RSV?
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) symptoms differ based on the patient's age and the intensity of the infection, much like COVID-19 and the flu. The majority of symptoms in children and older people are cold-like and include:
- Sore throat
- Dry cough
- Congestion or runny nose
However, severe cases of RSV can cause pneumonia-like symptoms, which include the above symptoms as well as:
- Bluish skin color
- Difficulty breathing
Get an COVID-19, FLU , and RSV Test at an Urgent Care Near You
If you or a loved one have any symptoms and require medical attention, our team at AFC Urgent Care Sarasota can help your mind at ease through our RSV testing & treatment regimens. Schedule your appointment online today.