China News Service, Urumqi, October 2 (Pan Qi) "If you have a cold, the nucleic acid test is positive? Are the two related?" On the evening of the 1st, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region held a press conference on epidemic prevention and control. Chen Tao, deputy director of the control center and associate researcher of disease control, responded to the above questions.

  Chen Tao said that the common cold refers to the "common cold", also called "shanggan", which is an upper respiratory tract infection.

The clinical manifestations are mainly fever, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, cough, and headache.

Colds are common acute upper respiratory tract infectious diseases in our lives. They are generally caused by bacteria, viruses, mycoplasma, chlamydia, rickettsia and other pathogenic microorganisms. Among the viruses, most of them are influenza virus, rhinovirus, parainfluenza Viruses, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, etc.

  He said that if a patient with a cold is infected with the new coronavirus, it may lead to a new type of coronavirus pneumonia, and the symptoms of a cold will also appear. If the patient just has a simple cold and there is no new coronavirus in the body, the nucleic acid test is carried out. It will not be tested positive for the new coronavirus; because the new coronavirus test is only for the new coronavirus, if the body carries the new coronavirus, it can be tested positive for the new coronavirus at the time of testing.

  Chen Tao said that the current round of the epidemic in Xinjiang was caused by the new coronavirus Omicron BA.5 variant, which is more transmissible and more insidious, increasing the difficulty of first-time detection.

Residents are advised to seek medical attention immediately if they have the "ten symptoms" of COVID-19, such as fever, dry cough, fatigue, loss of smell and taste, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, conjunctivitis, myalgia and diarrhea, and remember not to take medicines by themselves or ignore them.

Do not take public transportation during the treatment process, wear masks in the whole process, actively cooperate with code display, temperature measurement, and actively inform medical staff of recent travel history, etc.