- The novel coronavirus continues to affect the health and lives of many people
- It was reported that a person is infected if he has cough, fever, or shortness of breath
- However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added 6 symptoms to the list
- Some of the new symptoms are headache and loss of taste or smell
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed that there are six new symptoms of the novel coronavirus disease.
KAMI learned that the CDC updated the list of COVID-19 symptoms after receiving reports from health experts who are exposed to infected patients.
The following symptoms are now officially on the list:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
The CDC earlier reported that the main symptoms of COVID-19 are shortness of breath, fever, and cough.
“You don’t want to list 20-something symptoms, especially if half the population has those symptoms,” said Mario Ramirez, the former acting director of the Office of Pandemics and Emerging Threats under President Barack Obama.
“You’re trying to balance targeting the right people to come in for testing, so it must be specific,” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 received approval to proceed to the second phase of clinical trials.
The novel coronavirus disease continues to affect countries and territories around the world. The United States of America (USA) has the most number of confirmed cases.
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