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CDC adds 6 new possible symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Do you need to take fever reducer if diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added six possible new symptoms of COVID-19.

The CDC maintains that people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

The newest symptoms, according to the CDC, are:

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

These are in addition to:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

When to seek medical attention

According to the CDC: If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

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