The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appears to have recently added three new symptoms of the novel coronavirus to its ongoing list.
Congestion or runny nose, nausea, and diarrhea were added, joining the federal agency’s list that already included fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell and sore throat.
“This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19,” per the CDC.
The new symptoms were quietly added, with one news outlet reporting that the changes were made on May 13. The CDC made a similar change in April when officials added six additional symptoms to the list. At the time, these new changes included chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
When the pandemic first began, fever, cough, and shortness of breath were reported to be the most common signs of a COVID-19 infection. Read more.