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8 signs you have the delta variant

The FDA has a list of COVID-19 symptoms from the delta variant

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This 2020 electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles that cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab.

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The delta variant of the novel coronavirus continues to surge through the United States, and details about symptoms continue to emerge.

The Food and Drug Administration has a list of nine signs that you have the delta variant. The breakdown includes information from outpatient and inpatient COVID-19 survivors.

  1. Fever and chills.
  2. Sore throat or cough.
  3. Low energy and fatigue.
  4. Headaches.
  5. Nausea.
  6. Loss of sense of smell.
  7. Loss of sense of taste.
  8. Symptoms like a common cold.

Many of these delta variant symptoms seem similar to the original version of COVID-19, and that very much remains the case, according to the University of California Davis.

  • “The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to be the same as the original version of COVID-19. However, physicians are seeing people getting sicker quicker, especially for younger people,” UC Davis said in a release.

But some doctors disagree. For example, Dr. George Monks, a physician and volunteer teacher for the University of Oklahoma, wrote in a Twitter post that delta variant symptoms might be different than normal COVID-19.

  • “The delta variant has slightly different symptoms compared to the original virus,” he said.