CDC updated list of Coronavirus symptoms


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This article on the Washington Post describes the addition of six symptoms to the three already on the US CDC Coronavirus Symptoms list.

Extracts from the article:
The symptoms, which the CDC reports could appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus, are:
* Chills
* Repeated shaking with chills
* Muscle pain
* Headache
* Sore throat
* New loss of taste or smell

Previously, the CDC listed just three known symptoms: shortness of breath, cough and fever.

Mario Ramirez, the former acting director of the Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats under President Barack Obama, told The Washington Post that the frequency of symptoms in new diseases changes with time, even with recurring illnesses such as seasonal influenza. The recent additions, he said, reflect the CDC’s confidence in stating: “We can say reliably that these six symptoms go with covid-19.”

Though not listed on the CDC website, fatigue also has been reported in people who have either tested positive or told to assume they have covid-19 when testing was not available.

Evidence from the more than 80,000 coronavirus cases reported in China indicates symptoms in about 80 percent of patients are mild. The additional symptoms will make it easier for people to know when to ask for a test, Ramirez said, and it could help physicians determine when patients need to be tested or at least be told to assume they have it and self-isolate.