11 troubling new COVID-19 symptoms and complications
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New COVID-19 symptoms
New symptoms of COVID-19 seem to appear every day, with the recent addition of six symptoms to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) list. But even the CDC definition doesn’t include the entire spectrum of symptoms healthcare workers are seeing, says infectious diseases specialist, Dr William Schaffner. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are still mainly respiratory – cough and shortness of breath, along with a fever – but it doesn’t stop there.
“There’s a profound inflammatory response going on everywhere in the body,” explains Dr Matthew G. Heinz. “It’s not just affecting one particular organ system.”
Signs of COVID-19 are appearing all over the body. Because the virus is so new, research is still preliminary, but this is what is known so far about some of the more troubling symptoms and complications.