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Signs and Symptoms of Covid-19 you should know and safety measures

With over three variants of covid 19, we all need to be very aware that it's still existing and deadly, thus we should always be aware of signs and symptoms to look out for. 

Over a year and more, this deadly disease has claimed the lives of loved ones, colleagues, friends, and well wishes. Even, the invention of some vaccines, it's still ravaging harm in our society.

If you can remember during the pandemic, the general public was more aware of its symptoms. Though you may experience a fever, cough, and headache if you have covid 19, there are also these and other respiratory symptoms you may have if there's an underlying illness or chronic disease.

Covid 19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The mode of transmission of this virus is from person to person, and it can cause mild to severe illness, affecting mainly those who are elderly.

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Here are the signs and symptoms of covid 19 often involve the respiratory system, but they can also occur in other parts of the body, some of the commonest include:

1. Fever or chills

Experiencing high temperatures or chills is a common symptom because the body is fighting the disease-causing organism.

2. Cough

There's a dry cough with little or no sputum, experienced by most people that have suffered it.

3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, nasal congestion, and sometimes runny nose

4. There's also headache, fatigue, muscle, or body pains.

5. New loss of taste, smell or both

It's so unfortunate that a good number of people who had covid 19 are still struggling to get their sense of smell and taste back.

6. Diarrhoea, nausea, and vomiting are also common gastrointestinal symptoms experienced

I have mentioned above the common symptoms experienced. So, the best way to keep yourself safe is to protect yourself from covid 19 by getting vaccinated and practicing protective measures like wearing a face mask, maintaining social distance, and washing your hands regularly. Endeavor to eat well and limit stress.

Content created and supplied by: DrGeraldine (via Opera News )

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