The CDC has quietly added three new symptoms of coronavirus to its list.
According to the country’s highest health agency, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are now considered symptoms of COVID-19.
The CDC’s list was last updated in April to increase the loss of taste or odor. The body also includes chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. Early symptoms are limited to fever, coughing, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Although the CDC stated that its list does not include all possible symptoms and will continue to update after discovering more information related to coronavirus, the current complete list of main symptoms includes:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New taste or odor loss
- sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
The World Health Organization has also broken down the list of symptoms by severity, including other potential symptoms such as conjunctivitis, rashes or discoloration of fingers and toes, and language or movement disorders.
The most common symptoms:
- dry cough.
Less common symptoms:
- Pain and pain.
- sore throat.
- Lose taste or smell.
- Rashes on the skin or discoloration of fingers or toes.
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
- Chest pain or pressure.
- Loss of speech or action.
Dermatologists have also been concerned about the disease called “COVID toes”
According to the CDC, anyone who has the following symptoms should seek medical attention immediately:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent pain or chest pressure
- New confusion
- Unable to wake up or stay awake
- Blue lips or face
Coronavirus cases have surged across the United States, with the largest increase among people aged 20 to 44. OneMedical’s medical provider and regional director Natasha Bhuyan explained how social gatherings led to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
Who is most threatened?
Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its list to list the higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease in Americans, adding pregnant women and deleting the age separately.
The CDC also changed the list of potential conditions that make someone more vulnerable to suffering and death. For example, sickle cell disease is added to the list. And lowered the threshold of obesity risk level.
Although there is increasing evidence that blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans have higher rates of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, these changes do not include race as a risk factor for serious illness.
The agency official said the update was prompted by the medical research published since the CDC first listed high-risk groups. They tried to promote the information before the Independence Day weekend, when many people might go out to participate in social activities.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said: “For those at higher risk, we recommend limiting contact with others as much as possible, or limiting exposure to the few people who are willing to take measures to reduce the risk of (you) infection.” Robert Reid Field.
Redfield added that the same advice applies to people who live or care with high-risk groups.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously stated that those with a high risk of serious diseases include those over 65 years of age; those living in nursing homes or long-term care facilities; and those with severe heart disease, obesity, diabetes, liver disease, chronic kidney disease People with chronic diseases, chronic lung diseases and diseases that weaken their immune systems.
In the change, the CDC has created categories of high-risk people and potentially high-risk people.
High-risk groups include people with chronic kidney disease, chronic inflammatory lung disease, obesity, severe heart disease, sickle cell disease, type 2 diabetes, and weakened immune systems due to organ transplants. The threshold for obesity concerns was reduced from 40 to 30 for BMI.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that with age, the risks faced by people are increasing, but people aged 65 and over are considered as high-risk groups.
People who may be at high risk include pregnant women, smokers and people with asthma, diseases that affect blood flow to the brain, cystic fibrosis, high blood pressure, dementia, liver disease, scarring or damage to the lungs, type 1 diabetes, which is A rare blood disorder called thalassemia, and is a person who has weakened the immune system due to HIV or other reasons.
CDC officials said they hope to make recommendations for ethnic and minority groups soon.