CDC expands its list of coronavirus symptoms

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As the rate of new coronavirus cases increases and the White House Coronavirus Task Force reconvenes after a nearly two-month break, the US Centers for Disease Control has added new symptoms to your list of signs that a person could have COVID-19 disease.

“People with COVID-19 A wide range of symptoms have been reported, “the CDC reports,” ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. ”

The CDC added a stuffy or runny nose to the list of now 11 symptoms that may indicate someone has COVID-19:

  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • New loss of taste or odor.
  • Sore throat

The CDC warns that someone is showing any of these signs to seek emergency medical attention immediately:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake up or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

The expanded list reflects the growing understanding of the virus by the federal government and health care officials.

“In all the decades that I have been involved in the search for infectious diseases, I have never seen anything so protein in their ability to make people sick or not,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. . , during the informative session of the working group on June 26. “There is no other infectious disease that goes from 40% of people without symptoms to some who have mild symptoms and others who have severe symptoms.”

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