American doctors have discovered six new symptoms of coronavirus, reports The Mirror.
Initially, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) listed only three symptoms of COVID-19: shortness of breath, cough, and fever. Doctors then examined the symptoms of more than 20,000 coronavirus patients who died in the UK.
It turned out that frequent symptoms of coronavirus, including chills, shivering from chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, as well as loss of taste and smell. According to the publication, 76 percent of patients in Iran who have lost their sense of smell said that this happened suddenly.
Professor Claire Hopkins, president of the British Rhinological Society, said that loss of taste and smell are the most reliable early symptoms of coronavirus. “They are more common than coughing or fever,” the expert said.
Earlier, a specialist at Yale University Vincente Diaz (Vicente Diaz) discovered a new rare symptom of coronavirus – redness of the eyes in humans. The doctor noted that coronavirus can only be confirmed if other symptoms or fever are present in addition to redness of the eyes. Diaz emphasized that a similar phenomenon can also be a sign of common conjunctivitis, caused, for example, by allergies.
According to recent data, the total number of SARS-CoV-2 infected in the world has reached 3,037,605. Over the entire period of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of people have died and hundreds are under recovery everyday.