Symptoms of Coronavirus
6 Deadly Symptoms of Coronavirus
- Shortness of Breath and breathing difficulties
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
- Kidney failure
Fever, cough and breathing difficulties stay minor considering the deadly effects of Coronavirus.
In more serious cases, contagion can cause: pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even sudden deaths.
Standard advice to prevent virus spread include regular hand washing, mouth covering, and nose covering when coughing and sneezing, in detail cooking meat and eggs. Stay away close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory disease such as sneezing and coughing.
The coronavirus infects the lower respiratory tract. Patients initially develop a fever, cough and aches, and can progress to shortness of breath and complications from pneumonia, according to case reports. Of nearly 56,000 patients in China, 87.9% had a fever, 67.7% had a dry cough, 38.1% experienced fatigue, and 18.6% had shortness of breath. Other, less common symptoms included sore throat, headache, aches, chills, vomiting, diarrhea and nasal congestion.
Some people become only mildly ill, or are infected but don’t get sick. Others are mildly ill for a few days, then rapidly develop more severe symptoms of pneumonia.
The CDC and Prevention says that people with severe symptoms should seek medical treatment immediately. Those severe symptoms include:
—Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
—Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
—Bluish lips or face
What should I do if I develop symptoms?
If you think you have been exposed and develop symptoms, call your doctor. Ask if you can be tested. He or she will likely test you first for other respiratory infections such as the flu.
Isolate yourself from others and limit contact with pets as well. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. Follow the same precautions you would to prevent infection, washing hands regularly. Wear a face mask, if you have one, when around others at home.