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CDC Adds New Symptoms to Coronavirus List - The New York Times

  • 1.  CDC Adds New Symptoms to Coronavirus List - The New York Times

    Posted 04-29-2020 15:53
    The obvious problem is that several of these new symptoms point to thousands of different conditions. So how does a patient know when to ask for help? When to stay home? When to call 911?  How do we communicate properly with patients when our information on COVID-19 is still in flux. Or example, some experts are reporting a new symptom for children, COVID Toes, which is not mentioned by the CDC or shared with pediatric hospitalists. 

    Best,
    Helene



    Opening of article:
    "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus, a step that reflects the broad variation and unpredictability in the way the illness can affect individual patients.

    Echoing the observations of doctors treating thousands of patients in the pandemic, the federal health agency changed its website to cite the following symptoms as possible indicators of Covid-19, the infection caused by the coronavirus: 

    • chills

    • repeated shaking with chills

    • muscle pain

    • headache

    • sore throat 

    • and, new loss of taste or smell.

    Previously it had listed just three symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath."