CDC adds new possible symptoms of coronavirus

Chills, muscle pain and headache on list that includes fever and more

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 13: Exterior of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters is seen on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
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Chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain and headache have now been added to the CDC’s list of possible coronavirus symptoms.

The new list, posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site, also  states sore throat and loss of taste or smell as possible symptoms of COVID-19. People who have come down with COVID-19 have commented in multiple reports about the loss of taste.

“People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness,” the CDC states.

The nation’s top public health agency adds the symptoms “may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.” The list has already included fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

The CDC stresses you should seek immediate medical help “if you have any of these emergency warning signs” for COVID-19:

  • 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,” the CDC adds. Or call for emergency medical help if warranted, the agency adds.

The CDC adds you should put a mask over your nose and mouth before any first responders arrive to help keep them safe, too.

The CDC sites also has helpful advice on how to care for someone sick, or to care for yourself if you are ill, and steps to take to protect yourself during the pandemic.

This is a developing story …