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Omicron symptoms have evolved. Here’s what to look out for now

Muscle aches and headache have become a more common omicron symptom

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An illustration of the omicron variant. Recent research suggests a healthy gut could help with COVID-19 symptoms.

An illustration of the omicron variant. Recent research suggests a healthy gut could help with COVID-19 symptoms.

Zoe Peterson, Deseret News

As COVID-19 subvariants evolve, so do the symptoms. At first, the tell-tale sign used to be the loss of the sense of smell, but those warning signs changed over the last three years.

A recent study by ZOE Health in the U.K. found that now a growing number of those infected are reporting muscle aches and pains.

“Myalgia is actually a pretty common symptom in anybody that is having a febrile illness,” University Hospital Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist Dr. Amy Edwards told Fox News, Cleveland. “Anybody that has an illness that causes them to have a fever, muscle pain is a very common complication of fever.”

That isn’t the only symptom that has evolved.

What COVID-19 symptoms have changed?

Previously, ZOE Health’s research, which included over 62,000 vaccinated participants from the U.K., found that the most common omicron symptoms were cough, fatigue, congestion and a runny nose, as I reported for the Deseret News.

But now, nearly 36% of COVID-19 patients are reporting experiencing muscle aches and pains, according to a report published by the National Library of Medicine.

Here is a list of all common symptoms as of late:

  • A sore throat.
  • A runny nose.
  • A blocked nose.
  • Sneezing.
  • A cough without phlegm.
  • A headache.
  • A cough with phlegm.
  • A hoarse voice.
  • Muscle aches and pains.
  • An altered sense of smell.