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CDC Adds Six Coronavirus Symptoms To Its List

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CDC Adds Six Coronavirus Symptoms To Its List

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new coronavirus symptoms to the already published ones.

Before now, the known symptoms of Coronavirus are fever, cough, and shortness of breath are indications that someone might have the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus. But the CDC has now added six more conditions that may come with the disease: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

According to CDC, the expanded symptoms list could prove important because with a limited number of test kits available, typically those seeking a test must first show symptoms.

NPR and other news outlets reported last month that loss of smell and taste were reported by some people with COVID-19. Patients with the disease caused by the coronavirus have also reported muscle pain, chills, and headache.

The symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days after exposure to the virus, the CDC says. It stresses the “emergency warning signs” for COVID-19 are trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or inability to arouse. and bluish lips or face. People with any of these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately, the CDC says.

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