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By now, most of us are well aware of the symptoms of COVID-19. However, the disease remains mysterious and affects people in various ways.
A recent study it provides more understanding of how the virus works, providing a chronology of the most common symptoms and their order of onset for most people who have suffered from the disease.
Conducted at the University of Southern California, the research was able to determine the general order in which COVID-19 symptoms appear by analyzing data from more than 55,000 confirmed cases. These data were obtained from China and then compared with influenza cases, with researchers observing the differences and the ways in which both diseases progressed.
Although COVID-19 remains highly variable, it usually begins with fever. Later, people develop cough and muscle aches. Less common symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are the last to appear.
It is still very difficult to discern the two diseases in real life, but fever plays an important role; in COVID-19 is usually the first symptom that appears while the flu occurs afterwards. “The study found that patients with seasonal flu more often developed a cough before the onset of fever,” said Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. he said Health line
If people start to have a fever, it is crucial to isolate and control their symptoms. COVID-19 is much more contagious than the flu, so it is very important that people isolate themselves from other people.
Studies like this draw a more accurate picture of COVID-19, giving people more tools to help them identify it and differentiate it from the flu or cold. They also help health experts and workers have better systems in place to identify COVID-19 and provide guidelines for isolating people, critical to preventing the spread of the virus.
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