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COVID-19 Emerging Issues: Additional Symptoms

COVID-19 Emerging Issues: Additional Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has tripled the number of symptoms that could be indicators of coronavirus, including muscle pain, headache, and new loss of taste or smell. The initial three key symptoms were shortness of breath, fever, and a cough.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild to severe illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
Older adults and those with underlying medical conditions continue to be at higher risk for serious complications from the virus. Doctors are studying other symptoms that patients have complained about, including what are known as “COVID toes.”
One of the most challenging elements about the virus is how it can be deadly in some patients and asymptomatic in others, who can still spread the disease.

Have these or other symptoms? 

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is collecting data in our community surrounding COVID-19, and wants to hear from you.  Enter information in our symptom tracker to help us continue to understand how this illness is impacting Mesa County.

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Check the Mesa County Public Health Daily Update for this and other information daily on COVID-19 and how the virus is impacting on our community. You can view the daily update on the COVID-19 page of health.mesacounty.us