Center for Disease Control expands list to include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added several new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19.
The CDC has long said that fever, cough and shortness of breath are indications that someone might have the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. It has now added six more conditions that may come with the disease: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
The expanded symptoms list could prove important because with a limited number of test kits available, typically those seeking a test must first show symptoms.
The symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days after exposure to the virus, the CDC says. They stress that the “emergency warning signs” for COVID-19 are trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse and bluish lips or face. People with any of these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately, the CDC says.
Visit the CDC’s website for additional information regarding COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).