• Coronavirus has three most common symptoms
  • The virus also has lesser-known symptoms that you may need to be aware of
  • One of these uncommon symptoms include having a headache 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier today said the words that everyone dreaded to hear. In the next few days, coronavirus will take a turn for the worse. British health officials reveal there are 40 new cases of infection in Britain at present, including one who apparently became infected in the UK.

As this developed, thirty-five schools have opted to go on lockdown, fearing that the virus may spread amongst children. This morning, a four-nation plan has also been signed off, outlying plans, among other things, on how a country will combat the deadly virus if indeed it gets worse.

Many people are also getting anxious about whether or not the virus has other symptoms other than what is reported. To this end, Nicolas Locker, an expert virologist and University of Surrey professor of virology, revealed other possible and unusual symptoms of coronavirus.

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The COVID-19 virus, which originated from a city in China, has been spreading like wildfire with most of the cases and fatalities confined to the country. While the Chinese government may have been somewhat successful in locking down the city to prevent the virus from spreading, the action may have come a bit late. Chinese tourists who showed no signs of being infected or were asymptomatic were able to go out of the country and visit other places. Unfortunately, it was later found out they had the virus when they suddenly showed signs of coronavirus infection during their tour.

People they had in contact with also became infected. This facilitated the spread of the virus on a global scale, with new cases being reported in countries like the UK and the US. Aside from mucus droplets, the NHS also revealed that the virus might also be found in other secretions like urine, blood, and feces. Many experts have been warning governments around the world that the planet is long overdue for a major disease outbreak.

Coronavirus Symptoms

Scientists say that coronavirus symptoms may take anywhere between two and ten days after virus infection. The World Health Organization and the National Health Service said major coronavirus symptoms include having a high temperature, shortness of breathing, and coughing. According to health bodies, coronavirus symptoms are similar to those shown by patients suffering from respiratory diseases.

Organ failures have also been known to occur to patients suffering from severe coronavirus cases. Unusual signs have also been detected by doctors in some patients infected with the coronavirus.

A Lesser-Known Sign of COVID-19

According to Dr. Nicolas Locker, over fifteen thousand people have been confirmed to have been infected by COVID-19. Clinical symptoms such as dry cough, pneumonia, dyspnea, fever, and headache have been observed in patients infected by the virus.

Dyspnea is a medical term used to describe shortness of breathing, which has also been referred to as air hunger. It can range from mild and short-term to serious and long-lasting. Dyspnea includes feeling suffocated or smothered brought about by breathing difficulties, tightness in the chest, heart palpitations, rapid but shallow breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, and coughing.

UK health officials are warning residents to take preventive measures to lower the risk of catching the virus. Such measures include avoiding close contact with those who are sick, avoid touching the nose, eyes, and mouth, as well as staying home when sick. Health experts also recommend covering your sneeze or cough with a clean tissue and throwing such tissue after use.