Category: <span>Symptoms</span>

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6 new coronavirus symptoms the CDC wants you to know

Since the coronavirus began to hit the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been warning Americans that the three main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Now, the CDC has updated its list of symptoms to include six more signs to look out for. In this way,...

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Damage from COVID-19 beyond the lungs

The disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be surrounded by many unknowns. For now, everything points to the lungs being the main organs in which the ravages of this infection are shown. But beyond these, its reach could extend to different organs, including the heart and blood vessels, the liver, kidneys, intestine,...

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Doctors are finding damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere by COVID-19

The coronavirus kills by inflaming and clogging the tiny air sacs in the lungs, choking off the body’s oxygen supply until it shuts down the organs essential for life. But clinicians around the world are seeing evidence that suggests the virus also might be causing heart inflammation, acute kidney disease, neurological malfunction, blood clots, intestinal...

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Loss of smell and taste are symptoms of COVID-19, study finds

According to a new study published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, sudden loss of smell and/or taste really does appear to be an early sign of COVID-19, especially in those with mild cases. In over a thousand patients with undiagnosed flu-like symptoms, experts found those with a loss of smell and taste...

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Asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic patients infected with COVID-19

Asymptomatic but infectious people have been reported in many infectious diseases. Examples include herpes, cytomegalovirus and respiratory diseases caused by viruses such as H1N1 or H5N1 influenza, being asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people a reservoir hidden for detection systems. The Chinese government first reported the infection as pneumonia of unknown origin in late December 2019; then...

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Impact of asymptomatic carriers on COVID-19 transmission

Asymptomatic carriers of the virus display no clinical symptoms but are known to be contagious. Recent evidence reveals that this sub-population, as well as persons with mild symptoms, represent a major contributor in the propagation of COVID-19. The asymptomatic sub-population frequently escapes detection by public health surveillance systems. Because of this, the currently accepted estimates...

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Coincidence of COVID-19 epidemic and olfactory dysfunction outbreak

Because of the newly identified virus, it is expected that new reports about different aspects of the disease will be released daily. In this way, an update on its clinical and laboratory presentations has reported fever, respiratory symptoms, cough, fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia and breathing difficulties as the common presentations of the confirmed cases. However, recent...

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Symptom progression of COVID-19

A new study have examined symptom frequency and clinical progression for a selection of cases from clinical studies in mainland China and individual case reports in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Authors noted that the number of cases presenting with pneumoniais different in mainland China compared to the case studies from Hong Kong,...

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Transmission interval estimates suggest pre-symptomatic spread of COVID-19

A new study determines the incubation period and serial interval distribution for transmission clusters in Singapore and in Tianjin. Authors infer the basic reproduction number and identify the extent of pre-symptomatic transmission by collecting outbreak information from Singapore and Tianjin, China, reported from Jan 19 – Feb 26 and Jan 21 – Feb 27, respectively....