Steph Curry tests positive with influenza A, 'no specific risk factors' for COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines – NBA star Stephen Curry was diagnosed with influenza A by a positive viral testing.

Steph Curry tested positive for the flu on Saturday
Steph Curry tested positive for the flu on Saturday, but has ‘no specific risk factors for’ COVID-19. Photo Credit: Facebook/Golden State Warriors
This was confirmed in a Twitter post of Golden State Warriors PR on Sunday to clear what's ailing him causing absence in the game today against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Warriors team physician Robert Nied added that "they have identified his probable source contact, who is not part of basketball operations. He has no specific risk factors for COVID-19. He has the seasonal flu."

According to Webmd website, there are three types of flu viruses: A, B, and C. Type A and B cause the annual influenza epidemics that have up to 20% of the population sniffling, aching, coughing, and running high fevers. Type C also causes flu; however, type C flu symptoms are much less severe.

"Type A flu or influenza A viruses are capable of infecting animals, although it is more common for people to suffer the ailments associated with this type of flu. Wild birds commonly act as the hosts for this flu virus," the website added.

USA Today reported that the San Francisco Department of Public Health this week recommended canceling or postponing large gatherings, such as sporting events or concerts, because of the coronavirus outbreak.

As of Saturday, there are more than 400 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the United States.

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