The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced
today it has added six more symptoms that could be a sign someone has
Initially, the symptoms that have been warning signs
of potential contraction included a fever, a dry cough, shortness of breath and
difficulty breathing. Today, they added six more symptoms to the list – chills,
repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat and the loss
of taste or smell.
The CDC is advising that the symptoms may appear two
to 14 days after a person has been exposed to the virus. Anyone who experiences
these symptoms are advised to seek medical attention immediately.
The CDC also stated that the “emergency warning signs”
of COVID-19 remain trouble breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure, new
confusion and bluish lips or face.