CDC confirms six new coronavirus symptoms

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US has added six symptoms of the cornavirus to its list, suggesting that health experts are learning more about the growing number of ways physicians see the virus affecting patients.

CDC confirms six new coronavirus symptoms

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US has added six symptoms of the coronavirus to its list, suggesting that health experts are learning more about the growing number of ways physicians see the virus affecting patients.

The symptoms, which the CDC reports could appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus, are:

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Previously, the CDC listed just three known symptoms: shortness of breath, cough and fever.

While the list is not all inclusive, it does present a clearer picture of how the COVID-19 health crisis is affecting people, and what to look out for in yourself and your loved ones.

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The CDC also urges, however, that you consult a healthcare professional for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

The additional symptoms listed confirm what many patients and doctors have been reporting anecdotally for weeks.

In particular, the loss of taste or smell has been known to appear in patients since at least mid-March when a British group of ear, nose and throat doctors published a statement amid growing concern that it could be an early sign someone is infected but otherwise asymptomatic.

With more and more being understood about the virus that has caused a global pandemic, CSIRO's Health Director Rob Grenfell has confirmed a coronavirus vaccine could be available as soon as Christmas.

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Dr Grenfell's revelation came after it was found two Chinese scientists had previously experimented on live bats at a CSIRO laboratory in Geelong, Victoria.

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Dr Grenfell explained the pair were investigating the origins of SARS and the Hendra virus – two diseases that travelled from bats into humans – like coronavirus.

The research conducted at the time has been vital for the current health crisis as it has given an understanding of the virus' genetics, Dr Grenfell said.

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A woman has shot dead her two children before turning the gun on herself and her mother after recently losing custody in the US.

The Texas mother, 38, was due to hand over her daughter, three, and son, five, to her estranged husband following a court ruling, police said.

The children's father had gone to the San Antonio apartment after trying to get in touch with the family.

He saw their bodies through the crack of a door before calling emergency services on Monday morning.

Police Chief William McManus, of the San Antonio Police Department, described the situation as "tragic beyond words".

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