What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus?
Here’s how you could catch COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
Live Science – The novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 has spread from the site of the original outbreak in China to affect 168 countries and regions around the world.
If effective controls aren’t put into place, COIVID-19 could ultimately infect between 40% and 70% of the population worldwide in the coming year, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch.
Many of those cases would be mild, and some people might show no symptoms at all. But the prospect of being infected with a new virus can be frightening.
The symptoms to look out for, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are fever, coughing and shortness of breath. These symptoms usually appear between two days and two weeks of exposure to the virus.
Doctors recently added “loss of smell” as a potential symptom that may show up alone without any other symptoms, Live Science reported. “Covid the Dinosaur” – VIDEO
According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, as many as 98% of COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized had a fever, between 76% and 82% had a dry cough, and 11% to 44% reported exhaustion and fatigue.
The disease appears to become more severe with age, with the 30- to 79-year-old age range predominating the detected cases in Wuhan, where the outbreak began, according to a study in JAMA. Children seem to be at less risk of suffering noticeable symptoms of the disease.
However, a recent study of 2,000 children confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 found that 6% developed severe or critical illness … Read more.