Symptoms that you may be infected with Coronavirus / COVID-19

The symptoms shown by those infected with Coronavirus can vary widely. When searching the Internet, for symptom lists, you will find that often (but not always the Symptoms of a COVID-19 infection are similar to those found with respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. They include:

  • Cough – usually a Dry Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pneumonia in severe cases

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Two unique symptoms which have recently been discovered, is the loss of Taste and Smell. One person described it to be like eating some Chocolate Ice cream and not being about to discern the Chocolate taste. The loss of one’s sense of smell can also point to a Coronavirus infection.

Stomach issues have also been mentioned by people who have suffered thru thru COVID-19 infection. One person mentioned pain in her stomach and wanting badly to burp but unable to do so.

Diarrhea has also been mentioned. Along with that is the idea of Fecal transmission of COVID-19. It is recommended to close the lid on a toilet before flushing. That would limit the spread of particles into the air in the washroom.

I might suggest that if at all possible, to limit the use of Public Washrooms. It is not just the idea of Fecal Transfer but an infected person would touch the Toilet’s Flush handle potentially leaving COVID-19 particles on the handle. If using a Public Washroom, please make sure to wash your hands using plenty of soap and hot water before leaving the Washroom. If possible dry your hands using paper towels. Why? It has been said the the hot air hand dryers may spread the  COVID-19 virus particles into the air, which you then breathe.

For more info about Coronavirus Symptoms you can visit the Mayo Clinic’s website by clicking on this link.

Click on this link to visit a website setup by the Government of Canada to provide info about Coronavirus / COVID-19.