CDC adds additional symptoms to watch for in COVID-19

April 28, 2020

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added new warning signs that may occur with COVID-19.

The symptoms that may appear two-14 days after exposure to the virus include:

·       Fever

·        Cough

·        Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

·        Chills

·        Repeated shaking with chills

·        Muscle pain

·        Headache

·        Sore throat

·        New loss of taste or smell

The CDC recommends people seek medical attention immediately if they have the following emergency warning signs* for COVID-19:

·        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.

CDC has the report.

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