The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has added runny nose or congestion, nausea, and diarrhea to the growing list of coronavirus symptoms.
The new symptoms are likely to appear between 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
The CDC reports that anyone with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- A cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
“This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19,” the website states.
The US federal department also warned: “Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.”
This comes as almost 10 million people have been infected by the disease worldwide with nearly 500,000 deaths.