CDC Adds Six New Symptoms Associated With the Novel Coronavirus
In addition to the three main coronavirus symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, scientists at the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) revealed they found a few more we should watch out for.
This week, they're adding six more symptoms to the list: headache, new loss of taste and smell, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking with chills, and muscle aches. At the same time, it is important to remember that there is a lot we still don't know about the novel coronavirus. So, CDC officials urge all people to call their doctor (or seek medical attention) if they are gravely ill, no matter what their symptoms are.
According to the CDC, if a person has two or more of the above symptoms, it is possible that they have COVID-19. Medical officials say these symptoms may appear two to fourteen days after a person is exposed to the virus. As they continue to study the virus and test/examine its victims, health officials learn more and more. This is just more info we have to keep each other safe.
Of course, the elderly or persons with underlying health conditions continue to be at high risk for more serious symptoms of COVID-19. Persons with diabetes, asthma, and heart or lung disease can develop severe complications and need to take extra precautions.
Below, The Washington Post's Karin Brulliard, shared info on how pet owners can protect their pets from getting the coronavirus.