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CDC adds 6 new symptoms related to COVID-19

CDC adds 6 new symptoms related to COVID-19

April 26, 2020

NEW YORK – The CDC had said the symptoms were dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath, but added 6 more symptoms after learning more about this new virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States (CDC), added 6 more symptoms to the list of coronavirus-related symptoms.

The agency clarified on its page that symptoms are generally felt 2 to 14 days after the person was exposed to the disease.

The CDC had previously said the symptoms were dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath, but added 6 more symptoms after learning more about this new virus.

Possible symptoms that were announced on Sunday are:

Fever

Cough

Difficulty breathing

Shaking chills

Continuous tremors in the body

Muscle pain

Headache

Sore throat

Loss of smell and taste

The CDC recalls that older adults and people with serious underlying conditions, such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, appear to be at increased risk for more serious complications from COVID-19.

On the other hand, they also updated the list of coronavirus emergency symptoms that require immediate medical attention; Although they clarify that they do not include everything and that it is important to consult your medical service provider if they have another serious or worrying symptom:

Difficulty breathing

Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

Confusion or difficulty being alert (a symptom you may not have had before)

It shows a bluish color on the lips and face.

If they have a medical emergency they ask to call 911 and inform the operator that they have, or think they could have, COVID-19. If possible, remember to cover your face before medical services personnel arrive.

Source: telemundo47