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October 29, 2020 Thursday 12:37:15 PM IST

How to decipher Covid-19 symptoms

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Northwestern University epidemiologist Dr. Sadiya Khan breaks down the symptoms for COVID-19 and how they compare to typical seasonal viruses and allergies.

Allergies:
    Runny or stuffy nose
    Sneezing
    Itchy/scratchy throat
    Itchy eyes and
    Postnasal drainage

Common cold
    Runny or stuffy nose
    Sneezing
    Sore throat
    Cough
    Sinus congestion and
    Postnasal drainage

The ‘flu’
    High fevers
    Sore throat
    Cough
    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    Muscle aches or weakness
    Fatigue and
    Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

COVID-19
    High fevers
    Cough (it may be a deep cough)
    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    Muscle aches or weakness
    Fatigue
    Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
    Loss of taste and/or smell


(Content Courtesy: Kristin Samuelson, https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2020/10/flu-cold-allergies-covid-19-symptoms/)


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