Although the prevention strategies for seasonal infections and COVID-19 differ, there is a synergy in the prevention of these diseases. Basic COVID-19 prevention measures, such as vaccination, maintaining a physical distance, avoiding large crowds, cough etiquette, and hand hygiene, must be followed at all times.
Vector control is essential to reduce mosquito breeding places. Insect repellents that have been approved are effective against vector-borne diseases including scrub typhus. Two preventive measures against leptospirosis are wearing protective gear for persons at risk of contracting the disease, such as rice-paddy, sanitation, and sugarcane workers, and avoiding swimming in contaminated water. Seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for high-risk groups, as well as all health-care employees. COVID-19 and other seasonal diseases require community assistance and knowledge.
In moderate to severely ill COVID-19 patients, one or more infections can coexist, making it critical to distinguish and diagnose these illnesses in order to avoid consequences, including death. As a result, appropriate and trustworthy testing is required.