The cases of infected people are increasing as we speak. Many asymptomatic patients are contributing to the spread of the deadly virus. In a non-inclusive list, CDC advised immediate medical attention and proper checkups upon experiencing the symptoms.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added six new symptoms to the ones (flu-like symptoms) that are associated with coronavirus on April 27, 2020.
New symptoms added to the list are as follows:
- chills or recurring shakes
- muscle pain
- persistent pain in the chest
- new confusion
- bluish lips or face
- loss of taste or smell
The previously mentioned symptoms are cough, difficulty in breathing, fever, etc. The incubation period being two to fourteen days following exposure to the virus.
Youngsters are vulnerable too
Dr. Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon from Mount Sinai Health System, told CNN that not only elderly people who have health issues are vulnerable to the lethal Coronavirus. According to recent reports, young patients are also vulnerable to it. There has been a report showing “a seven-fold increase” in cases of youngsters dying of sudden strokes. Most of them had no past medical history or any other underlying serious health issues that could have led to their deaths.
Reports of some skin issues known as “COVID toes” have also appeared to which Dr. Esther Freeman, a dermatologist working in Massachusetts General Hospital told NBC that it may be linked to the coronavirus and the “purple lesions” could be seen either on the patients’ hands or feet but also added that this story needs to be tested first to tell whether they actually are symptoms of COVID-19 and not appearing out of any other underlying health issue. She was not sure if it is the result of blood vessel clots or inflammation caused by the coronavirus.
As long as the doctors are not adding the new symptoms, one should not make speculations for the time being and definitely refrain from panicking or worse, spreading rumors or misinformation.