- With the rising number of coronavirus cases, health officials say it’s important to know what symptoms to look out for.
- Though COVID-19 has been commonly known as a respiratory illness, many patients experience a wide range of different symptoms.
- Last month the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added congestion, to its list of potential COVID-19 symptoms.
- People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported — ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness, the CDC says on its website.
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
A recently published article in CBS News reveals the list of new symptoms that reflects the impact of coronavirus.
Six new symptoms
In April, when the CDC “congestion or a runny nose” is included among the symptoms. The CDC’s list includes:to its list, a runny nose was thought to rarely occur in COVID-19 patients. Now,
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
A word of caution by CDC
The CDC cautions that this list “does not include all possible symptoms,” and will continue to be updated as more becomes known about COVID-19. It still recommends that people seek medical attention immediately if they develop any of these emergency warning signs:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
The agency urges those who believe they are sick to stay home, except to seek medical care, and to separate themselves from others.
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Source: CBS News