Headache? Sore throat? Pay attention to these new coronavirus symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its list of signs you may have contracted the coronavirus.

Previously known symptoms were a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

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But as our understanding of the virus that causes COVID-19 improves, the CDC has added the following symptoms to the list:

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

“Of course everybody thinks about this as affecting the lungs and the respiratory tract, but it’s doing a lot of things in other parts of the body as well,” said Dr. Alan Taege, an infectious disease specialist at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio in an article in Bridge Magazine.

The CDC emphasizes that this is not a complete list and may be expanded as it gains more knowledge of the coronavirus and its effect on the body.

You can read more at Bridge Magazine.

You can read the full recommendations at the CDC’s website.

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