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CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To COVID-19

Last updated: 05-02-2020

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CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To COVID-19

Six new symptoms have officially been added to the listing by the CDC, which triples the number of symptoms listed on the agency’s website. 

Previously the federal organizationlistedfever, cough, and shortness of breath as symptoms of possible infections, now with the addition of “chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell,”the total has been brought to nine. The additions were made because people“have had a wide range of symptoms reported,”the agency writes on their website in what is the first time they have increased the number of signs of the disease. 

These additions have been reported by many who have been confirmed to have COVID-19. But these are not the only symptoms being widely reported in common to those confirmed with the virus, others are reported to include skin rash, runny nose, red eyes, diarrhea, and fatigue. Additionally left untreated it does not take like for even mild symptoms to turn serious as the virus invades the lungs. 

According to the CDC those who have“trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in their chest, new confusion or inability to arouse or have bluish lips or face”should seek immediate medical attention. 

Older adults and those with severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at a higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Those with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. 

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

If you develop any of these following emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. 

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have COVID-19. If possible put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.


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