symptoms of covid-19

U.K. Adds 9 New symptoms of covid-19

The UK Health Security Agency has added symptoms of covid-19 to its list of official symptoms that may indicate a COVID-19 infection, according to the BBC.

symptoms of covid-19

New symptoms of covid-19

New symptoms are

  • Shortness of breath,
  • Unexplained fatigue or lack of energy,
  • Muscle aches,
  • Chronic headaches,
  • Sore throat,
  • Runny nose or runny nose,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Diarrhea and
  • Feeling sick.

Previously, the UK Health Security Agency list included three symptoms of covid-19:

  • Persistent cough,
  • Fever, and
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste.

The WHO and some countries, such as the United States, have used a long list of symptoms for some time, the BBC reported.

However, UK health officials have debated whether any of the symptoms could qualify for the COVID-19 test. Previously, according to The Guardian, people only recognized or recommended for a laboratory-based test if they had one of the three symptoms or were invited to a test. Free trials for most people in England ended last week.

The updated guidelines state that the symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections, such as colds and flu, are “very similar.”

The guidelines say, “It is not possible to tell if you have COVID-19, flu or other respiratory infections based solely on the symptoms.” “Most people with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections will have relatively mild illnesses, especially if they are vaccinated.”

The UK guidelines add that those with symptoms of a respiratory infection and high fever should stay at home and avoid in contact with other peoples, especially if they “do not feel good enough to go to normal work or do normal activities.”

According to the updated NHS guidelines, which also include nine additional symptoms, people can return to their normal activities when they feel better or do not have a high temperature. The guideline will be reviewed again on April 15.