CDC adds 3 new symptoms of novel coronavirus to list

Congestion or runny nose, nausea and diarrhoea also could be potential indicators


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have added three more new symptoms of the COVID-19 to its existing list.

The US health protection agency has included congestion or runny nose, nausea and diarrhea as possible indicators of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. The new symptoms were notified on May 13 and the changes have been quietly made on its website.

The health agency explains: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported—ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days following exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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

  • Diarrhoea

“This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19,” says the CDC website.

CDC had previously revised the list of potential indicators of the disease on its website on April 18

The national health agency warns that someone showing any of the signs like trouble in breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face should seek immediate medical care.

More than 9.3 million people have already been hit with the COVID-19 worldwide leading to the death of nearly 4.8 lakh people.