The CDC Adds Four New COVID-19 Symptoms To Its Growing List
By Thanussha Priyah, 26 Jun 2020
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Four new symptoms have been added into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) official COVID-19 list.
The recently-included symptoms are recorded as fatigue, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, and nausea or vomiting.
Fever and cough are noted as the most common symptoms of coronavirus, while shortness of breath has been observed as the most dangerous symptom.
A small group of patients have also experienced muscle pain, sore throat, and a loss of taste or smell after contracting the virus.
The list is being updated as the CDC learns more about the novel coronavirus and more studies are carried out.
Scientists also found that the virus is able to infect the heart, kidneys, liver and intestines, which could potentially lead to more complications like heart damage or acute kidney failure, per Business Insider.
The CDC has included a COVID-19 symptoms self-checker on its website, which you can access here to learn more about the virus before consulting a doctor if you feel unwell.
Feeling sick? Answer a few questions about your symptoms using Clara, CDC’s #Coronavirus Self-Checker, to help you decide if you should call your doctor: https://t.co/5FnxlOcZpu. pic.twitter.com/z4TwrydnAK— CDC (@CDCgov) June 21, 2020
[via Business Insider, cover image via Shutterstock]
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