Information reaching tellGhana News is that the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added a runny nose or congestion, nausea and diarrhoea to the recognised symptoms of Covid-19.
The CDC reports that anyone with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- A cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
The US federal department also warned: “Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.”
This comes as almost 10million people have been infected by the disease worldwide with nearly 500,000 deaths.