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Coronavirus Common Symptoms Based On Analysis Of Confirmed Cases Revealed

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    Coronavirus testing is now underway in the United States, with cases picked up across the country confirming disease experts' predictions that the virus has been here for some time and is making people sick.


    In relation to this, a World Health Organization analysis has revealed the most common symptoms of this relatively new virus, which started as the cause of a disease outbreak in China in 2019, but was recently declared a global pandemic.

    Symptoms Of Coronavirus

    Being uninformed about a virus as new and terrifying as coronavirus is just as deadly as the virus itself. That is why it is a good idea to do one of the best things that should be done when learning about infectious viruses and diseases, both old and new, and that is to know their symptoms.

    Based on a WHO analysis of more than 55,000 confirmed cases in China, these are the most common symptoms of coronavirus and the percentage of people who had them:

    • Fever - 88 percent
    • Dry cough - 68 percent
    In addition, coronavirus is also present in those with:

    • Fatigue - 38 percent
    • Thick phlegm (sputum) coughed out from lungs - 33 percent
    • Shortness of breath - 19 percent
    • Muscle or joint pain - 15 percent
    • Sore throat - 14 percent
    • Headaches - 14 percent
    • Chills - 11 percent
    • Nausea or vomiting - 5 percent
    • Stuffy nose - 5 percent
    • Diarrhea - 4 percent
    • Blood coughing - 1 percent
    • Swollen eyes - 1 percent
    Coronavirus infects the lower respiratory tract, which means that most of its symptoms are felt in the chest and lungs. Colds, by contrast, infect the upper respiratory tract, resulting in runny nose and sinus congestion, which, though not unheard of, are mostly absent for those with the virus. As in the case of influenza, dry cough is present in many coronavirus cases, but does not become severe like it does for those hit by flu.

    Fortunately, in China, most of those who got sick (about 80 percent) have had only mild to moderate symptoms. These symptoms can be managed at home by most people.

    About 14 percent of China's total population (about 1 of 5) have had severe symptoms, which include trouble breathing, rapid breathing (taking 30 or more breaths in a minute) and low blood oxygen. These patients, which were hospitalized, needed extra oxygen and specialized breathing equipment to help them breathe.

    One out of 20 patients were in critical condition, and all of them had developed respiratory failure and organ failure.

    Adults over the age of 60, along with those having underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and cancer, seem to be at higher risk of serious illness as a result of the coronavirus. In fact, the highest number of deaths in China, which is 22 percent, has been in older adults over 80 years old.


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