CDC adds 6 new symptoms to existing list for COVID-19 infection

CDC adds 6 new symptoms to existing list for COVID-19 infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the list of symptoms for the coronavirus infection. The CDC has added six new signs to the list. The previous symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The newly added symptoms are chills, repeated shaking with chills, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, and new loss of taste or smell.

According to the CDC, these symptoms can appear after 2 to 14 days of exposure to the virus. The health organization requested the public to seek medical attention if any of these symptoms appeared in them. The emergency warning signs include trouble in breathing, persistent pressure in the chest, bluish lips or face, and inability to arouse.

According to the CDC, the infected people over the age of 65 and with preexisting medical conditions are at higher risk for developing serious complications. The preexisting medical conditions include asthma, lung disease, heart disease, weak immune system, severe obesity, kidney disease, liver disease, and diabetes.

According to the recent stats, the coronavirus cases have surpassed the figure of 3 million globally. The highest number of confirmed cases have been reported in the US. According to Johns Hopkins University, at least 55000 people have lost their lives due to the coronavirus infection in the US so far. There is an alarming situation all across the United States at the moment as the COVID-19 cases are rising so far.

The CDC urged anyone with new symptoms to seek medical attention immediately. The organization is continuously working on researching the novel coronavirus. There is no vaccine yet approved by the CDC. The medical researchers all across the working are busy finding and preparing a vaccine for the disease. The health officials are hopeful about the preparation of a vaccine soon.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
UIS issues Fall 2021 student COVID-19 vaccination policy
University of Illinois Springfield Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney sent the following email to faculty, staff
All UIS students who plan to be on campus for fall semester 2021 will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination
The following message was sent by University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen to students,
Metra plans service enhancements as ridership returns from pandemic
With ridership steadily increasing from pandemic lows, Metra will be adding service to all of
Illinois colleges push to get students vaccinated before returning to campus
Illinois colleges and universities are pushing for most students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before
Developers stop construction on 74-story South Michigan tower: COVID-19 given as reason
Developers of the 1000M skyscraper, a 74-story Michigan Ave. condominium, say they have halted construction
Gov. Pritzker announces 6-year, $20.7 billion construction plan
Gov JB Pritzker has announced the release of a $20.7 billion multi-year plan to improve
UIS now offering free COVID-19 saliva testing to the public
The University of Illinois Springfield, in partnership with SHIELD Illinois, is now offering free COVID-19 saliva
Changes to Face Covering Requirements per Executive Order
Per Executive Order issued by the Governor on May 17, 2021, individuals who have been
City of Springfield No Longer Enforcing Mask Mandate
Springfield, Illinois - The City of Springfield's goal has always been to get our businesses
Mass Vaccination Clinic for COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine at Park District’s Arlington Ridge Center
Appointments remain available for a mass vaccination clinic at the Arlington Heights Park District’s Arlington