Diarrhea, runny nose added as Covid-19 symptoms

Diarrhea, runny nose added as Covid-19 symptoms

Nausea, diarrhea and a runny nose have been added to the growing list of coronavirus symptoms. The symptoms are likely to appear two to 14 days after

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Nausea, diarrhea and a runny nose have been added to the growing list of coronavirus symptoms. The symptoms are likely to appear two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus and range from mild to very severe.

America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the three new symptoms to the already wide range on their website. It comes as almost 10million people have been infected by the bug worldwide with nearly 500,000 deaths.

The CDC reports that anyone with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • A cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

The US federal department also warned that older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Other warning signs to be aware of include: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face. Until then, a dry cough and fever were the only officially recognised symptoms of the virus.

Anyone showing these symptoms are urged to seek immediate medical care.