COVID-19 is a moving target for all of us right now. We're all staying inside because governments don't know how else to combat the pandemic. At the moment, there are just three signs the British government gives as symptoms for coronavirus. Until recently, the British government only told those with fevers and coughs to self-isolate. On 18th May, they added the loss of smell and taste to the list. It seems that Americans have more symptoms to look out for. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are six new symptoms to be aware of. Up to May 21st, 28 per cent of all deaths by the disease have occurred in the US, so let's take on board their warnings.
According to the CDC, symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, so be alert for coughs, fever, and shortness of breath as we've been warned before, but you can also add chills to that list.
Repeated shaking is the second thing the CDC has experienced in patients. If you also experience chills, you could have COVID-19.
This is not a new discovery, but it's a symptom that the CDC is now confident to tell us about. Muscle pain, which is often caused by muscle inflammation, is nothing new for this type of condition. The related condition of flu often begins with this symptom. It's the result of damage to the muscle fibres by the virus.
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