CDC reports new Coronavirus symptoms

By Diana Fedinec
April 27, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new list of symptoms related to COVID-19. With the spread of Coronavirus across the nation and among different populations, health care professionals are reporting a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe.

The new symptoms, listed below, may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

CDC recommends that everyone should wear a mask or cloth face cover over one’s mouth and nose when going out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others, even if you don’t feel sick. The facial covering is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Since the virus is thought to spread through inhaling respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, the masks will help protect non-infected persons.

When to Seek Medical Attention

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

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*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.

Keep informed of new developments in detecting and treating COVID-19 through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 website.

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