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CDC quietly added 3 new symptoms to the list of COVID-19 symptoms

CDC has added 3 new symptoms for COVID-19. Here’s what they are

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In this May 23, 2020 file photo, people gather on the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. Beachgoers are being urged to practice social distancing to guard against COVID-19.

In this May 23, 2020, file photo, people gather on the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. Beachgoers are being urged to practice social distancing to guard against COVID-19.

Associated Press

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have quietly added three symptoms to its list of symptoms for the novel coronavirus.

The CDC has listed a slew of symptoms since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Symptoms can appear anytime between two and 14 days after exposure to the virus.

The full list of symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

According to Fox News, the symptoms of congestion or runny nose, nausea, and diarrhea were quietly added in recent weeks. One news source mentioned the symptoms back on May 13, too.

This happened before:

  • Back in April, the CDCadded six new symptoms to the coronavirus, all of which still appear on the website, as I reported for the Deseret News at the time.
  • NPR said: “The expanded symptoms list could prove important because with a limited number of test kits available, typically those seeking a test must first show symptoms.”