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Symptoms of COVID-19

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Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing, but wait there’s more…

Watch for these symptoms

The symptoms of the COVID-19 disease range from very mild to extreme. The symptoms can appear anywhere between 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

According to WHO (World Health Organization) most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without the need of any special treatment. But that does not mean we should take it lightly because the disease can lead to permanent and life long injury to the organs and it can even be fatal (resulting in death).

Following are the main symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Tiredness

If you think that you or someone you know are developing extreme symptoms then you should seek medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble Breathing
  • Feeling of pain or pressure in the chest that won’t go away
  • Bluish lips or face

The list above is not all inclusive. Please contact the national helpline number +91-11-23978046 or 1075 for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Why COVID-19 is so dangerous?

The biggest reason the disease is so dangerous is because people might be infected for days without any symptoms and they can unknowingly become carriers of the disease. Some people who are infected do not even get any symptoms. This makes it very hard to stop the spread of the virus.

Older people and people with pre-exisiting medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), maybe more vulnerable to becoming severely ill. That does not mean that the risk of developing this life-threatening disease is any less in people with other age groups. Everyone can get sick and it may lead to death. Please take it seriously.

Please note this site is in any way not an alternative to a doctor’s professional diagnoses or opinion. All the info available is gathered from reputed sources such as the WHO, CDC, NHS, EPA, NIH and MYGOV.IN etc.

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