UK Doctors Have Found New Symptoms That Can Help Detecting The Coronavirus

The virus that started this year off on the wrong foot is still at large with hundreds of new patients being admitted to hospitals across the globe. The pandemic has seen countries shut down and economies come to a standstill. People are being asked to stay at home to reduce the spread while doctors, nurses and medical professionals risk their lives to save those who are suffering and to find a cure.

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Now, with the already known symptoms for the coronavirus, a few more have joined the list that might help people realize they have it before it gets too late.

1A new breakthrough

The British Association of Otorhinolaryngology recently stated that they noted something new in their patients. Since they did not show the symptoms of fever or cough it was hard to tell if they were infected even though they tested positive. But, then it was revealed that they were having a loss of taste and smell.

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2Why is this important?

This is important because most patients do not show the symptoms of having a fever or a cough. They do not know that they have been infected until it is too late. The current symptoms that everyone is looking for are having a fever, a cough or breathing problems. Now since there are new symptoms this could help people identify that they have it faster than before.

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3What are the new symptoms?

The new symptoms are the loss of smell and taste. This will work as a great indication if a person has the disease or not. This also means that people who have a loss of taste or smell should get into self-isolation. This will help them not spread the virus to other people.

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4How can this help people?

Since its outbreak the major symptoms that people were looking out for were coughing, fever and breathing issues. But, this proved to be quite ineffective as many people who were getting tested to be positive of the virus did not show any of the symptoms. With the addition of these new symptoms, people have a chance of identifying it before it gets too late.

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