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What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Health 13.02.20 

What are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?

What are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans, this is the coronavirus that you have undoubtedly seen everywhere in the news over the past few weeks.  Continue reading this article to find out from our experts – what are the symptoms of coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Similarly, to other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.

What are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • A cough
  • High temperature
  • Shortness of breath/breathing difficulties

Other symptoms include:

  • Feeling tired
  • Runny nose

What to do if you think you have Coronavirus?

If you have recently travelled from China, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan or Korea and believe that you have some of the symptoms listed above, it is important for you to call 111 and self-quarantine yourself.  This is also true if you have been in contact with someone who is thought to have coronavirus.  You may be aware that there have now been 9 cases of coronavirus reported in the UK.

This morning, a case was reported in London, which is extremely highly populated. It is important to monitor where cases are being reported and being aware of your surroundings/how you are feeling.  If you do believe you have some of these symptoms, please do not visit your doctor as the virus spreads so easily – call 111 instead!

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